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gene testing

Genetics The evaluation of blood, other body fluids or tissue for biochemical, chromosomal, or genetic markers of genetic disease. See Molecular diagnostics.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Genetic tests fall within three broad categories; predictive gene testing, carrier testing, and prenatal testing (Glannon, 1998; Larson, 2002).
The use and interpretation of commercial APC gene testing for familial adenomatous polyposis.
* Understanding Gene Testing Booklet: http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NIH/ index.html
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.
* What is the Role for Genetic Counseling with MEN1 Gene Testing?
GLCA1 mutations may be too rare to make widespread gene testing practical.
Tumor gene testing by a designated lab is the only pathway for patients to enroll into the trial.
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.