Doctors have used the up-and-coming gene therapy tool CRISPR in a human for the first time as part of an ongoing clinical trial to treat a genetic condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). LCA is an inherited eye disorder that affects the retina (the layer of tissue at the back of the eye that detects…

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019 My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling information, has published a new white paper that explores how frequently medical management guidelines have been updated over a five year period and provides guidance as to how patients and medical providers can be…

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Internet giant Google announced last week that it will cover the cost of genetic tumor profiling for their employees (and their family members) who develop cancer. This type of genetic testing for cancer treatment, often called precision or personalized medicine, involves analyzing a tumor for genetic alterations that will guide the most effective treatment strategies…

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