An exploratory cross-sectional study design was used to examine the influence of knowledge about genetics; beliefs regarding benefits and risks of gene testing; perceptions regarding the utility of genetic testing; and the involvement of health care providers on decisions made relative to participation in health-related genetics research and willingness to participate in health-related genetic research among a targeted group of African American men and women.
And how do the broad findings of the working draft of the human genome affect the four general areas that have been associated with genomic medicine: gene testing, genetic counseling, gene therapy, and gene-guided pharmaceuticals?
The assertion, based on gene testing by the group led by Tatsuo Nagai, a professor of forensics at the graduate school of Kitasato University in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, is likely to create a stir in the longstanding debate over the validity of the remains buried at a cathedral in St.
The method, called ''Isothermal and Chimeric primer-initiated Amplification of Nucleic acids'' (ICAN), will make it possible to conduct gene testing more cheaply than the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method currently used, Takara Shuzo said.
US-based gene testing company Affymetrix, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AFFX) board of directors has determined that the unsolicited merger proposal submitted by Origin Technologies Corp., LLC on 22 March does not constitute a Superior Proposal, as defined in Affymetrix' merger agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.