Jun 23, 2017

Perinatal genetic screening: new technologies help parents learn more about the health of their baby

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that evaluates DNA from the [...]
Perinatal genetic screening: new technologies help parents learn more about the health of their baby
Jun 22, 2017

Piecing together the puzzle: finding new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
Chronic diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss – these are some of the symptoms that patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis experience. They are the two most common diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases, which cause inflammation of the digestive tract. While there are therapies available to treat the [...]
Piecing together the puzzle: finding new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases
Jun 16, 2017

Genetic testing helps guide diagnosis and treatment for digestive and liver diseases

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
Many disorders of the digestive tract and liver can cause chronic, debilitating symptoms that begin in infancy or early childhood and require treatment to prevent the disease from progressing. Mayo Clinic is the first medical center to integrate genomic testing into personalized care plans for patients with some digestive and [...]
Genetic testing helps guide diagnosis and treatment for digestive and liver diseases

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