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Genetic Testing of Diseases

Genetic testing can show you if you have a genetic disease or an inherited vulnerability to certain diseases. You can then know if you need to take precautions to avoid getting diseases that run in your family, or to avoid passing them on to your children.

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Gene Therapy Safe and Effective for Beta Thalassemia
Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia can be safe and effective, according to a study led by Philippe Le.....
New Protein Shield Helps Repair Damaged DNA
A new protein shield has been uncovered that aids in repairing damaged DNA in cells and affects resistance to drugs used for breast cancer treatment. .....
Detecting Bacterial Outbreaks Rapidly With a DNA Test
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a DNA test method has enabled New York City health officials to identify the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbre.....
Non-coding DNA Mutations can also Drive Cancer
Nearly 200 mutations in non-coding DNA have been identified to play a functional role in cancer, shows new study from the University of California San.....
Biomarker for Antibiotic Associated Kidney Damage in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
New study highlights effective methods for identifying a common side effect in children receiving drug treatments for Cystic fibrosis. The study condu.....


Respiratory Diseases - Diseases of the Human Respiratory System
Respiratory diseases affect any part of the respiratory system. Some of the lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can lead to respiratory failure... Read More
Pompe Disease: Causes Types Symptoms Signs Diagnosis Treatment FAQs
Pompe disease or Glycogen Storage Disease is a rare genetic disease caused by the buildup of a sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. It is caused by the deficiency or absence of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase... Read More
Muscular Dystrophy / Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Overview
Overview about muscular dystrophy, a muscle disease characterized by muscle weakness and muscle wasting. .. Read More
Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Inborn errors of metabolism are genetic disorders that hamper the body’s metabolism resulting in severe clinical manifestations... Read More
Dysarthria - Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Dysarthria is a condition characterized by speech difficulty due to poor or weak speech muscle control... Read More
About DNA Fingerprinting
DNA fingerprinting is a technique which helps forensic scientists and legal experts solve crimes, identity thefts, legal suits and terrorism cases... Read More
Cystic Fibrosis - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Support Groups
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease involving the mucus and sweat glands and the medical world has still to find its cure.. Read More



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