American Journal of Medical Genetics

Oncology & Cancer

Study: Genetic tests often overused and misinterpreted

One of every three genetic tests examined by a team of researchers at the San Diego Naval Medical Center shouldn't have been prescribed, a finding that adds to growing body of evidence suggesting that genetic tests are routinely ...

Genetics

Finding the needle in a genomic haystack

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What does congenital Zika syndrome look like?

Even as the Zika virus becomes more prevalent—the Centers for Disease Control reports that the number of U.S. infants born with microcephaly and other birth defects is 20 times over the normal rate—researchers are still ...

Genetics

Fragile X gene's prevalence suggests broader health risk

The first U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, suggests the mutation in the gene – and its associated health ...

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