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Healthcare slow to adopt genetic advances

Milwaukee, Wis - Understanding our genetic makeup and predicting our predisposition to disease has advanced to the point where DNA testing services, including online versions, are available to consumers interested in shaping their own health management. Patients, however, will have to exercise patience in fully using this knowledge because most healthcare facilities are not yet capable of a......

Full article >>> allele is a member of a pair of genes that occupy a specific position on a chromosome - has been the domain of genetic counselors and medical geneticists.

Tonellato, who recently addressed a bioinformatics seminar titled The Case for Personalized Medicine, said the next wave of activity is focused in the cancer area, especially cancers that are not rare but not terribly common, either. F......

Full article >>> ion carries a lot of hype. Tonellato, alluding to the so-called military-industrial complex, said there also is a scientific and medical-industrial complex, where efforts like the human genome project can be blown out of proportion. To a certain degree, he said personalized medicine has taken a hit because early on in the selling of the human genome project, there probably were too many stories ab......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 11/13/06


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