Diagnostic Genetic Testing

Research efforts involving the genetics of complex disease are rapidly progressing. Scientists have documented associations of genetic elements with many different complex disorders, such as heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, and certain cancers. However, while such studies are certainly interesting and warrant further investigation, the information derived through these efforts currently has little applicability to patient care. Since their development in the mid-1990s, DNA micro arrays have become a key tool in genetic diagnosis, allowing doctors to determine differences in gene expression between normal cells and cancerous cells, as well as to identify specific sub types of various cancers. Researchers can also use information from micro arrays to determine which treatment methods will most likely yield beneficial results for individual patients.

  • Chromatin Structure/Gene Expression
  • Epidemiology/Population Genetics
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Screening and Testing
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Prenatal testing
  • Preimplantation testing

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