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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

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Utah Genealogies May Reveal Genetic Causes of Cancer

Our genetic code is made up of 3.3 billion base pairs of DNA, and one single base pair change can be enough to put someone at risk for developing disease. Dr. Nicki Camp, a professor of genetic epidem...Read More

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Following The Family Tree To Understand Cancer

Dr. Lisa Cannon-Albright helped discover the hereditary breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 as well as a gene that predisposes people to Melanoma. Listen to her explain how Utah’s rich genealogi...Read More

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Utah Genome Project Science Working to Bring Genomic Analysis to Point of Care

After only a year, the Utah Genome Project is already advancing science and health care delivery outside its own institutional walls. A private California company recently announced a partnership with...Read More

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UGP investigators discover a new genetic cause for a hard-to-diagnose immunodeficiency disease

In November 2013, Utah Genome Project (UGP) investigators published their discovery of a new genetic cause for common variable immune disease—CVID for short—one of the more common types of...Read More

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Discovery at UUHS

Over a decade ago, scientists at the University of Utah capitalized on a long and rich history of genetic discovery. Some of the most renowned geneticists at the University created genetic technology ...Read More

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Creating the World Standard in Genomic Electronic Health Records (GEHR)

Today, technology has increased the pace of genetic discovery immensely and scientists at the University of Utah Health Sciences [UUHS] are utilizing and developing some of the most cutting-edge tools...Read More

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A Vision for Your Future Genetic Health

Perhaps your grandfather died from heart disease at age 60 and your father at 65. You and your siblings may be at risk for that same condition. Genetically, you may have even passed these same risks o...Read More