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Genetic testing allows the genetic diagnosis of susceptibilities to inherited or genetic diseases, In addition to studying chromosomes to the level of individual genes, genetic testing in a broader sense includes biochemical tests for the possible presence of genetic diseases, or mutant forms of genes associated with increased risk of developing genetic disorders.
The researchers then searched for mutations known to cause genetic diseases in childhood.
The finding advances our ability to predict how severe any inherited genetic diseases will be in each affected person, a key insight into human disease.
Rather than expend precious time and resources collecting samples, qualified scientists from all over the world can access the cells and corresponding medical information banked at Coriell and use them for a variety of research purposes, including: discovery of new genes, studying how cells from individuals with genetic diseases or chromosomal abnormalities function, developing new ways to detect genetic diseases or chromosomal abnormalities, and the development and testing of potential treatments or cures.
--Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium, Jewishgeneticdisease.org
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"DNA damage in sperm can be converted to chromosomal aberrations and gene mutations after fertilisation, increasing the risks of developmental defects and genetic diseases among offspring."
This is used where a couple fears passing on an incurable genetic disease to a child.
Future phases of the collaboration will center on the development of analytical tools to support molecular models of genetic disease to identify the commonalities of complex genetic disorders.
But it's a novel way of looking at genetic disease, and it's also applicable to other diseases as well," said Wilschanski to Israel21c.
"It doesn't tell you much about categories of genetic disease that don't stem from chromosomal abnormalities," Dr.
Aldurazyme is a specific form of purified recombinant human alpha-L-iduronidase that is being investigated as an enzyme replacement therapy for MPS I, a life-threatening genetic disease for which no specific drug treatments currently exist.