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Image: Histopathology of high grade invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University).

Microsatellite Genotyping Reveals Signature in Breast Cancer Exomes

Several novel markers have been pinpointed in breast cancer patients that may not only reveal risks for the disease, but may yield therapeutic benefits as well. More...
24 Jul 2014
Image: Large plaque psoriasis of the limbs (Photo courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology).

Two-Gene Test Differentiates Psoriasis from Eczema

Previous attempts to gain insight into the pathogenesis of psoriasis and eczema by comparing their molecular signatures were hampered by the high inter-individual variability of those complex diseases. More...
23 Jul 2014
Sekisui Diagnostics

Genetic Mutations Linked to Autism Subtype

Autism spectrum disorder is a heterogeneous disorder with significant genotypic and phenotypic complexity, and definitive cause of autism to a genetic mutation has been revealed.   More...
17 Jul 2014

Multiple Genes Discovered Are Key to Kidney Cancer

A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, has uncovered 31 genes that are fundamental to the development, growth and spread of the cancer.  More...
14 Jul 2014
Image: The design of xGen Lockdown Panels is typically based on 1X tiling of xGen Lockdown Probes. Probes are tiled end-to-end and each base in the region of interest will be covered at least once (Photo courtesy of Integrated DNA Technologies).

Two New NGS Panels to Improve Inherited Disease and Cancer Diagnostics

Specially developed next generation sequencing panels for inherited diseases and cancer have been designed to enhance convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness in diagnosis and screening.  More...
14 Jul 2014
Life Technologies
Image: The Cytosponge, a non-endoscopic test for collecting cells from the esophagus, in gelatin capsule (right) and expanded (left) (Photo courtesy of Cambridge Cancer Center).

Genetic Test Improves Prognosis for Esophageal Cancer

The genetic basis of why some people with a serious complication of acid reflux known as Barrett's esophagus go on to develop esophageal cancer has been determined.   More...
13 Jul 2014

Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Mitochondrial Disorder Biomarkers

Authors of a recent paper suggested using whole-exome sequencing to identify biomarkers for difficult to diagnose respiratory chain complex defects and other mitochondrial disorders.  More...
13 Jul 2014

Genetic Testing channel of LabMedica brings the latest in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and epigenetics, and methods from PCR to FISH, and more.
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