Obstetrics & gynaecology

FDA warns about genetic noninvasive prenatal screening tests

Noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) tests may yield false results or inappropriate interpretations of results, according to a safety communication issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Oncology & Cancer

MRI may lower breast cancer deaths from variants in 3 genes

Annual MRI screenings starting at ages 30 to 35 may reduce breast-cancer mortality by more than 50% among women who carry certain genetic changes in three genes, according to a comparative modeling analysis to be published ...

Genetics

Arrhythmia genes more common than previously thought

By sequencing known genes associated with cardiac arrhythmia risk in more than 20,000 people without an indication for genetic testing, scientists were able to identify pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants in nearly ...

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