Recently published in Genetics in Medicine, the journal of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), were results of a study that validated a new technique for detecting carriers and newborns with Fragile X syndrome--an important step forward in longstanding efforts to develop a better means of detecting genetic carriers
of this disorder.
Genetic discrimination is further expanded by misunderstanding the difference between being a genetic carrier
for a disease and actually having a disease.
Past experiences with genetic carrier
testing have illustrated one problem in carrier testing of children.
M2 PHARMA-July 7, 2014-Natera, Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Lab team up to expand Horizon genetic carrier
Offering a seamless care pathway working with individuals, GP's, midwifes, and hospitals the website highlights the unique range of health services, all of which are complimentary to each other including pre-conception genetic carrier
screening, pregnancy scans, diagnostic body and musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and fertility monitoring services for those having IVF abroad.
M2 PHARMA-March 24, 2014-Good Start Genetics unveils data reinforcing clinical accuracy, benefit of GoodStart Select genetic carrier
Five years ago, Elisa and Jim Ross lost their two-year-old son to Niemann-Pick disease, one of the 11 diseases for which genetic carrier
screening is available.
M2 PHARMA-March 17, 2014-Good Start Genetics to expand access to genetic carrier
screening tests under PerkinElmer deal
For known BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic carriers
, I would recommend prophylactic removal of both the tubes and the ovaries if childbearing has been completed (ages 35 to 40 years), and I would consider extending the age limit into the mid-40s for BRCA2 carriers, given the later age of presentation.
Its products are used in the areas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Respiratory Tract Infections, genetic carriers
screening, urinary tract infections and women's health.