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Beta Release of a New Genetics Website- ItRunsInMyFamily.com
Date:12/18/2008

Health 2.0 website allows users to create their family health history online.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2008 -- Families share many of the same environmental and genetic influences, which makes family health history an important health indicator. ItRunsInMyFamily.com allows a user to build a family pedigree online and track diseases that run in his or her family. By knowing which diseases run in their family, people can take steps to treat and prevent diseases before they occur. After users complete their family health history online they can save, print or email their family health pedigree to their doctor. The website and tool are free to use.

"Doctors are overburdened and don't have time to create a complete family medical history during a rushed health visit," says Brandon M Welch, M.Sc., founder of ItRunsInMyFamily.com and President/CEO of SGgenomics, Inc. "Our tool makes it easy for patients to create their family history report at home and send it to their healthcare professional before their next appointment."

The beta version allows users to create a five generation pedigree that adheres to standardized pedigree nomenclature used by healthcare professionals. The tool also follows American Health Information Community (AHIC) family history core dataset recommendations for health IT interoperability. The website is hosted on HIPAA compliant servers and uses 128-bit SSL encryption with extended validation. Some features have been disabled or postponed during the beta version.

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