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Sind Konsumenten bereit für genetische Tests?

2. April 2018 – Sind Konsumenten bereit für Gentests, welche sie bei entsprechenden Firmen and Labors durchführen lassen können und bei welchen sie ihr gesamtes Genom analysiert erhalten können, wenn sie das denn wünschen? Das war die spannende und zentrale Frage, welche in einem kürzlichen Artikel  von Matt Smith in der englischen Ausgabe von Medscape gestellt wurde.

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BRCA1 und BRCA2 Genetische Tests: Angelina Jolie hat sich beide Brüste operativ entfernen lassen, um das Brustkrebsrisiko zu minimieren.

 14. Mai 2013 – Der nachfolgende Text ist heute in Spiegel Online Panorama erschienen und hier in unverändertem Wortlaut wiedergegeben. Ähnliche Texte sind heute in allen Print- und Online-Medien weltweit erschienen. Der Artikel macht auf die enorme Tragweite aufmerksam, welche genetisches Testen und die damit verbundene mögliche Offenlegung von ernsthaften gesundheitlichen Risiken für eine einzelne Person haben kann.

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  • Spatial mapping method pinpoints potential new therapeutic targets in lupus July 8, 2020
    A team of researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) used a new method of pinpointing potential disease-causing changes in the genome to identify two new potential therapeutic targets for lupus, while also paving the way for more accurately identifying disease-causing variations in other autoimmune disorders. The findings were published online in Nature Communications.
  • New clues to lung-scarring disease may aid treatment July 8, 2020
    Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, have discovered previously unreported genetic and cellular changes that occur in the lungs of people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).
  • Abnormal cells in early-stage embryos might not preclude IVF success July 8, 2020
    The presence of an abnormal number of chromosomes in the genetic profile of early-stage embryos may be far more common—and potentially less threatening—during normal human development than is currently appreciated, according to new research from Johns Hopkins University biologists.
  • Huntington disease brain changes ID'd 24 years before symptoms July 8, 2020
    (HealthDay)—The earliest brain changes due to Huntington disease (HD) can be detected in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 24 years before clinical symptoms show, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of The Lancet Neurology.
  • Metabolomics meets genomics to improve patient diagnosis July 7, 2020
    A patient and family walk into a doctor's office. They hope that the latest tests will reveal what is causing the patient's illness and end the diagnostic odyssey they have been going through for years. Having an accurate diagnosis also means that maybe there is a treatment that at least can alleviate the patient's condition.
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