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Genetic Testing of Diseases

Genetic testing can show you if you have a genetic disease or an inherited vulnerability to certain diseases. You can then know if you need to take precautions to avoid getting diseases that run in your family, or to avoid passing them on to your children.

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E-cigarette Use Linked to DNA Damage
New study compared biomarkers and metal concentrations in the urine of e-cigarette users, nonsmokers, and cigarette smokers and found that the biomark.....
Gene Therapy Prevents Disorders With Alcohol Exposure in ALDH2 Deficiency, Says Study
Gene therapy to treat aldehyde dehydrogenase type 2 (ALDH2) deficiency helps prevent increased risk for esophageal cancer and osteoporosis linked to c.....
New Test Detects Kids at Higher Risk for Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease
Research-based ultrasound exams help detect kids at high risk of developing cystic fibrosis liver issues, according to a study involving 11 clinical s.....
How Hereditary Genetic Testing Effects Impact Breast Cancer Treatment
An inherited gene can increase risk of developing a second breast cancer, so strategies such as removing a woman’s breasts or ovaries are intended to .....
Gene Therapy Helps Treat Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Gene therapy was found to help treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

The study, which d.....


Respiratory Diseases - Diseases of the Human Respiratory System
Respiratory diseases affect any part of the respiratory system. Some of the lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can lead to respiratory failure... Read More
Pompe Disease: Causes Types Symptoms Signs Diagnosis Treatment FAQs
Pompe disease or Glycogen Storage Disease is a rare genetic disease caused by the buildup of a sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. It is caused by the deficiency or absence of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase... Read More
Muscular Dystrophy / Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Overview
Overview about muscular dystrophy, a muscle disease characterized by muscle weakness and muscle wasting. .. Read More
Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Inborn errors of metabolism are genetic disorders that hamper the body’s metabolism resulting in severe clinical manifestations... Read More
Dysarthria - Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Dysarthria is a condition characterized by speech difficulty due to poor or weak speech muscle control... Read More
About DNA Fingerprinting
DNA fingerprinting is a technique which helps forensic scientists and legal experts solve crimes, identity thefts, legal suits and terrorism cases... Read More
Cystic Fibrosis - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Support Groups
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease involving the mucus and sweat glands and the medical world has still to find its cure.. Read More



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