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Navigenics(TM) Launches Health Compass Service, a Personal Genetic Assessment for Optimal Health
Date:4/8/2008

nce 100 percent of the genetic markers are successfully scanned, the results are analyzed and encrypted before being made available online. Through a password-protected Web site, a summary of an individual's prioritized risk scores is presented along with suggestions on strategies to prevent or delay illness. Navigenics also provides access to a personal Certified Genetic Counselor and online consumer-friendly, physician-ready medical information to help users understand their individual results and create a plan with their physician to help minimize risk, focus on prevention and strive for optimal health.

The Navigenics Health Compass provides ongoing, secure, personalized updates for an entire year on new genetic correlations, new clinical therapies and other wellness strategies. While the Navigenics Health Compass today reports on 18 conditions (17 each for men and women), over time, this number will include dozens and perhaps hundreds of conditions as scientific and medical research continues to identify the genetic basis for a wide variety of health conditions.

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Navigenics is committed to working within and improving current medical practice. As part of that commitment, Navigenics has collaborated with physicians, bioethicists and genetic counselors to create a service that is clinically relevant and can be integrated into medical practice. The Navigenics Health Compass provides a specifically tailored physician-ready medical report on a member's DNA results so that members may work with their physician on a personal health plan. Navigenics also has sponsored an unbiased, independently authored continuing medical education (CME) program through Medscape that doctors can access on http://www.medscape.com. Physicians can earn CME credits for completing the course, which is designed to educate them about genomics and how to use the latest scientific discoveries in their practice. '/>"/>

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