genetic testing

Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis
Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to ... Read More »

Childhood Heart Disease: Parents Need More Support From Genetic Services
Childhood Heart Disease: Parents Need More Support From Genetic Services (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of babies born with heart disease should be offered specialised cardiac genetic counselling to reduce risk, prevent disease and improve treatment, according to world-first research led by UNSW, UTS and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. In a study of ... Read More »

What genetic testing information to expect when you’re expecting
What genetic testing information to expect when you’re expecting (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The latest research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), published in the European Journal of Human Genetics, has shown a divide in the amount of genetic information they want to receive from their prenatal test. Current practice does not ... Read More »

Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome?
Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the pros and cons of genome sequencing for newborn health. When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of ... Read More »

Stamp of approval for exome sequencing to diagnose rare childhood illness
Stamp of approval for exome sequencing to diagnose rare childhood illness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victorian children will be amongst the first in Australia to have access to clinical genomic testing after the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) received accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for its whole-exome sequencing service. VCGS’s new ... Read More »

Harmful or helpful? Researchers urge caution on genetic testing for children
Harmful or helpful? Researchers urge caution on genetic testing for children (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Genetic testing for children should only be considered in cases where there are clear medical benefits, say UNSW researchers, who’ve found the potential harmful effects of testing on children’s mental health remains largely unknown. Their findings have been published in the ... Read More »

No genetic testing for sporting talent
No genetic testing for sporting talent (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victoria University researcher Nir Eynon was part of an international panel of experts who have dismissed claims that current genetic testing of children can identify sporting prowess and ability. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the group found ... Read More »

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests
Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs. The ... Read More »

New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism
New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an international study published in Nature Genetics researchers have used a new gene discovery approach to identify genes causing developmental delay and autism, which could lead to finding new targeted therapies for these conditions. Co-author of the study researcher Professor Ingrid ... Read More »

Gene responsible for multiple intestinal atresia in newborns discovered
Gene responsible for multiple intestinal atresia in newborns discovered (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Physicians and researchers from Sherbrooke, Montreal and Quebec City have conducted a study that has led to the discovery of a gene that causes multiple intestinal atresia (MIA), a rare and life-threatening hereditary disorder that affects newborns. In addition to ... Read More »

 
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