Genetics

Best Practices Defined for Genetic Testing in Cardiac & Vascular Diseases

Genetic testing for certain cardiovascular diseases may provide insight for patient care.


On the Treatment Frontier: Fulfilling the Promise of Genetic Surgery

A rapidly developing approach may rewrite the book on how to treat genetic disorders.


Two New Genetic Mutations 
Associated with 
Cowden Syndrome Identified

Cleveland Clinic researchers from the Lerner Research Institute have uncovered two new genes associated with Cowden syndrome (CS) according to a new study, published on December 13, 2012, in the online version of the American Journal of Human Genetics.


Half-heritable: Researchers Probe Genetic Underpinnings of Testicular Cancer

Heredity confers nearly half of a man’s risk for testicular cancer, according to a recent study by an international team of scientists.


Virus Associated with Developmental Delays and Deafness

A new study published online in PLOS ONE reveals that primitive human stem cells are resistant to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), one of the leading prenatal causes of congenital intellectual disability, deafness and deformities worldwide.


Researchers Identify Gene Connected to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Researchers participating in a multi-institutional study have found that significant variants in exon 2 of the TREM2 gene appeared more often in patients with Alzheimer’s disease than in controls.


Rapid Genome Test Named a Top Medical Breakthrough of 2012

A rapid whole genome sequencing approach developed by the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, was named one of TIME magazine’s "Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs" of the year.


Microengineering the Body, Chip by Chip

Researchers at Harvard University are modeling human physiological processes by microengineering organs that function and withstand study in vitro — organs-on-a-chip. Their latest success, and one that has significant treatment implications: bone marrow.


Innovative Surgery Gives Breath to Toddler With Tracheal Agenesis

Delivering a boon to the field of bioengineering and signal of hope to parents of children with congenital defects, surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois have performed the first pediatric transplantation of a stem cell-based, bioengineered trachea.


DNA STAT Helps Physicians Personalize Prescriptions

Connecting physicians with pharmacogenomics data allows DNA STAT to produce individualized medication therapy.