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Monthly Archives: June 2015

First live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue removed and frozen during childhood

A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen while she was a child. A report of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

People want access to their own genomic data, even when uninterpretable

Glasgow, United Kingdom: The largest study to date of attitudes towards the use of genomic information shows that the majority of people want access to results from genome sequencing, even if these are not directly related to the condition for … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

First national study of non-invasive prenatal testing shows it works and is preferred by high-risk women

Glasgow, United Kingdom: Results from a national study of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in women at high risk of having a baby with Down’s syndrome have been presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics. The … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Discovery of new genetic mutation in aortic disease allows better diagnosis and brings personalised medicine a step closer

Glasgow, United Kingdom: Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD), an enlargement or tearing of the walls of the aorta in the chest, is, together with abdominal aortic aneurysms, responsible for about 2% of all deaths in Western countries. The aorta … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Novel genetic mutations may arise during early embryonic development rather than being acquired from the parents’ germline

Glasgow, United Kingdom: New, sophisticated gene sequencing techniques are leading to an increasing understanding of the causes of genetic disease, and can help parents with affected children make informed reproductive choices, according to research presented at the annual conference of … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Non-invasive prenatal foetal testing can detect early stage cancer in mothers

Glasgow, United Kingdom: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for chromosomal foetal disorders is used increasingly to test for conditions such as Down’s syndrome. NIPT examines DNA from the foetus in the mother’s blood, and therefore does not carry the risk of … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility, Genetics

Non-invasive prenatal testing: effective, safe, preferred by parents, and applicable in a range of disorders

Glasgow, United Kingdom: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down’s syndrome is feasible, acceptable to parents, and could be introduced into the National Health Service (NHS), UK researchers say. The results of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) study carried … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Endurance athletes should be tested for potentially fatal heart condition while exercising rather than at rest

Some athletes who take part in endurance exercise such as marathon running, endurance triathlons or alpine cycling can develop irregularities in their heartbeats that can, occasionally, lead to their sudden death. Now, new evidence published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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