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Scientists Improve Disease Identification Tool at VAAST Hackathon

A child is born in a hospital and has a life-threatening illness that appears to be genetic in nature, but none of the attending physicians can figure out what it is. With a software tool called Varia...Read More

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Powerful New Tool Combs Family Genomes to Identify Disease-Causing Variations

Scientists at the USTAR Center for Genomic Discovery at the Unviersity of Utah, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST...Read More

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Software IDs Disease-Causing Gene Mutations in 3 Children

A computational tool developed by co-director of the Center for Genetic Discovery and Utah Genome Project investigator Mark Yandell, Ph.D. has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutati...Read More

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Why Hasn't DNA Sequencing Become a Routine Part of Health Care?

It has become faster and cheaper than ever to sequence the human genome. So, why doesn't everyone know their genetic code and what it might tell them about their health? Dr. Gabor Marth, co-director o...Read More

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USTAR Launches Center for Genetic Discovery

The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is partnering with California based Omicia, Inc, to make patient genome analysis as routine as a blood test. The center, co-directed by Utah Genome Project Inves...Read More

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Using Computer Logic to Diagnose Disease

It’s impossible for a patient to be treated effectively without knowing what’s wrong. In this interview, human genetics professor Dr. Mark Yandell describes a software program that can dia...Read More

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Genetic Testing For Cancer

If you have a family history of cancer, you may have considered genetic testing to see if you actually have the mutation that causes the disease. It’s a very useful tool, but there are many othe...Read More

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National Poll Shows Public Divided on Genetic Testing to Predict Risk

Genetic testing to predict the likelihood of developing a hereditary cancer can help save millions of lives each year. This year’s survey shows significant work is still needed to educate the pu...Read More