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Prenatal Diagnosis of Rare Diseases: The Dawn of Non-Invasive Methods
Prenatal Diagnosis of Rare Diseases: The Dawn of Non-Invasive Methods
Suzanne Leech, PhD | Mar 27, 2019
Definitive prenatal diagnosis currently relies on invasive techniques, but that may be changing
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Study Questions Value of Genetic Risk Scores
Study Questions Value of Genetic Risk Scores
Wiley | Mar 26, 2019
Clinical relevance of genome-wide polygenic score may be less than claimed
Technology
The Need for Accurate Tools to Diagnose Malaria in Pregnancy
The Need for Accurate Tools to Diagnose Malaria in Pregnancy
Laura Moro, PhD | Mar 20, 2019
Diagnostic improvements are key to slowing transmission
Technology
A Closer Look at Multiplex Panels for Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Blood Pathogens
A Closer Look at Multiplex Panels for Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Blood Pathogens
Suzanne Leech, PhD | Mar 6, 2019
Panels can overcome the challenge of selecting molecular tests for individual pathogens
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Advances in Tuberculosis Diagnostics
Advances in Tuberculosis Diagnostics
Laura M. Bolt, PhD | Feb 27, 2019
The ability to diagnose drug resistance is improving treatment strategies and outcomes
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Influenza Diagnostic Methods: RT-PCR vs. RIDTs
Influenza Diagnostic Methods: RT-PCR vs. RIDTs
Suzanne Leech, PhD | Feb 20, 2019
RT-PCR is considered the gold standard, but certain situations may call for the use of RIDTs
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Tongue Microbiome Could Help Identify Patients with Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer
Tongue Microbiome Could Help Identify Patients with Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer
Taylor & Francis Group | Jan 29, 2019
Findings could pave the way towards new  early detection or prevention tools
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Speeding up Genetic Diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease
Speeding up Genetic Diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease
Swiss National Science Foundation | Jan 28, 2019
Researchers have developed a method to measure the gene for Huntington's disease quickly and easily
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New Risk Score More Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis in Babies
New Risk Score More Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis in Babies
University of Exeter | Jan 22, 2019
Researchers have developed a new risk score that takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes
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Zika and Chikungunya Viruses: Diagnostic Pitfalls
Zika and Chikungunya Viruses: Diagnostic Pitfalls
German Center for Infection Research | Jan 21, 2019
New combination tests have greater reliability than currently available diagnostics