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Der Phänotyp-Broker: Blockchain und Patienten-Phänotypen

27. Juli 2019 – “Blockchains for secure digitized medicine”. Dies ist der Titel eines sehr interessanten und wichtigen Artikels im Journal of Personalized Medine (JPM) vom 28. Mai 2019.

Blockchain als aufstrebende Technologie (insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit dem Hype um Bitcoins) hat an Popularität gewonnen,

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Nach einem “online” Gentest: Würden sie ernsthafte gesundheitliche Entscheidungen treffen?

31. Oktober 2019 – Gentests, welche online und in Geschäften verkauft werden, sind in Mode. Immer mehr Patienten streben danach und sie (die Patienten) erhalten entsprechende Ergebnisse. Ergebnisse, die der normale Patient nicht verstehen kann. Nicht einmal die meisten behandelnden Ärzte sind in der Lage, Ergebnisse solcher Test zugunsten ihrer Patienten zu sinnvoll zu interpretieren und/oder zu verstehen.

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  • Genetic discovery could lead to better prediction of suicide risk within families November 26, 2020
    Every 11 minutes, an American dies by suicide. That's 132 people a day or more than 48,000 annually. For those left behind, the haunting question is why.
  • The genetics of side-effects November 25, 2020
    Henk-Jan Guchelaar knows all too well the serious problems that the side-effects of medication can cause. As a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, he has spent the last two decades trying to get the link between medicine and our genes recognised more widely.
  • Gene donors at high risk for cancer received feedback November 25, 2020
    Researchers at the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu studied how people at high risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer responded to the feedback of genetic findings. Gene donors who chose to receive results appreciated being contacted and considered the information provided to be valuable. Authors find that knowing more about people's […]
  • Researchers reveal how genetic variations are linked to COVID-19 disease severity November 25, 2020
    Even as tens of thousands of Americans test positive for COVID-19 each day, physicians still aren't sure why some people experience mild to no symptoms while others become critically ill. New research led by Robert E. Gerszten, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) sheds new light […]
  • Study identifies new functions in the gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease November 25, 2020
    Ataxia is a minority disease with genetic origins, known for its neuromuscular alterations due to the selective loss of neurons in the cerebellum, the organ of our nervous systems which controls movement and balance. UB researchers have identified new functions in the ataxin 3 gene (ATXN3)–which causes Machado-Joseph disease, the most common type of ataxia– […]