Apr 16, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people - suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 has been designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and [...]
Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common
Apr 8, 2019

Genetic test solves mystery of family bleeding disorder

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
The Riggs family had a bleeding disorder that spanned three generations and affected the health of multiple family members. They never knew the cause of it, the long term risks associated with it, or the impact it may have on future generations — until a genetic test revealed the answer. [...]
Apr 2, 2019

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. - testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. [...]
Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. - testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

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