News tagged with genetic disorder

Swiss Red Cross cuts blood supply to broke Greece

(AP)—The Swiss Red Cross is slashing its supply of donor blood to Greece because the financially stricken country has failed to pay its bills on time, the head of the group's transfusion service said Tuesday.

Feb 26, 2013
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Novel test streamlines testing for Huntington Disease

A new test may help to streamline genetic testing for Huntington Disease (HD) by generating accurate results, avoiding unnecessary additional testing, and improving turnaround time. The test, which uses chimeric or triplet ...

Feb 13, 2013
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Kidney disease mutations found in a genomic blind spot

(Medical Xpress)—Advances in DNA sequencing technology during the past decade have given scientists powerful tools to peer into the genomes of humans and other species. Despite the efficiency and sophistication ...

Feb 11, 2013
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Scientists investigate inherited causes of autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are among the most heritable of all neuropsychiatric conditions. Yet, most genetic links to ASD found in recent years have involved de novo mutations, which are not passed from parent to child, ...

Feb 04, 2013
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Autism speaks through gene expression

Autism spectrum disorders affect nearly 1 in 88 children, with symptoms ranging from mild personality traits to severe intellectual disability and seizures. Understanding the altered genetic pathways is critical for diagnosis ...

Feb 01, 2013
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Drug approved for inherited blood disorder

(HealthDay)—Exjade (deferasirox) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove excess iron in the blood among people with a genetic blood disorder called non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT).

Jan 24, 2013
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A scanner for hereditary defects

Our genetic material is constantly exposed to damage, which the body's own proteins normally repair. One of these proteins works like a scanner, continually scouring the genetic material for signs of damage. ...

Jan 24, 2013
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