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Newborn Screening for SMA Appears to Offer Functional Benefits

β€” German cohort study suggests earlier initiation of treatment benefits sitting, walking

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Need 10,000 Daily Steps to Prevent Obesity? It May Depend on Genetics

Current recommendations may underestimate activity needs for people with high genetic risk

Mar 27, 2024
Overdosing on Chemo: A Common Gene Test Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

Treatment can be deadly for enzyme-deficient patients; NCCN doesn't call for preemptive testing

Mar 26, 2024
FDA Approves New Frontline Regimen for Aggressive ALL

Ponatinib lands indication in combination with chemo for Philadelphia chromosome-positive cases

Mar 22, 2024
Spinal Delivery of Gene Therapy Promising for Neurodegenerative Disease

Early-phase clinical trial was suggestive of slower progression of giant axonal neuropathy

Mar 20, 2024
FDA Approves New Frontline Regimen for Aggressive ALL

Ponatinib lands indication in combination with chemo for Philadelphia chromosome-positive cases

Spinal Delivery of Gene Therapy Promising for Neurodegenerative Disease

Early-phase clinical trial was suggestive of slower progression of giant axonal neuropathy

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Mutation Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Cancer-specific mortality twice as high in patients with specific genotype for HSD3B1 allele

Mar 20, 2024
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Higher Polygenic Risk Score Tied to Increased Risk for Glaucoma

Risk scores may allow action before irreversible damage occurs in those with ocular hypertension

Mar 19, 2024
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Cancer Prevention Strategies Linked to Mortality Reduction in BRCA Carriers

Cohort studies indicate oophorectomy, breast MRI surveillance save lives, researchers say

Feb 29, 2024
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Oral Drug Gains Steam as On-Demand Option for Hereditary Angioedema Attacks

Investigational sebetralstat offered symptom relief in under 2 hours

Feb 28, 2024
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Faster Cures, More Genetic Treatments: A Q&A With NIH's Joni Rutter

The NCATS Biomedical Data Translator is giving researchers ideas for new disease therapies

Feb 23, 2024
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Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Feb 20, 2024
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Genome Sequencing Identified Variants in Fetal Structural Anomalies

Researcher touts identification of "high percentage of genetic disorders"

Feb 14, 2024
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More Patients Rely on Early Prenatal Testing as States Toughen Abortion Laws

But testing early in pregnancy may be inaccurate

Feb 13, 2024
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A Clue on Why Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases Strike Far More Women Than Men

New research shows that the extra X chromosome is involved, but in an unexpected way

Feb 01, 2024
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Novel Gene Therapy Allows Kids With Inherited Deafness to Hear

"This is real proof showing gene therapy is working," says researcher

Jan 25, 2024
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Cost of Genomic Testing on the Minds of Many Oncologists

Insurance coverage, patient out-of-pocket costs key considerations for 80% of survey respondents

Jan 16, 2024
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MS Risk Linked to Ancient Migrations

Findings may help demystify multiple sclerosis

Jan 10, 2024
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Retinal Tumor Risk Incidentally Detected at 29 Weeks' Gestation

Finding poses clinical and ethical dilemma for parents and clinicians

Jan 08, 2024
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FDA Approves New Agent for Nerve Pain From Rare Inherited Disease

Eplontersen gets a nod for polyneuropathy from hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis

Dec 22, 2023
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