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Journal round up

1 21-Gene Assay Helps Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer Skip Chemotherapy A new study found that the 21-Gene Assay can help predict postmenopausal women with breast cancer and one to three positive axillary lymph nodes, who can safely forego chemotherapy.  These results were published in the journal New England Journal of Medicine and included 5018 …

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Sudden cardiac death in young: Genetics and genomics of arrhythmia risk

Sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) have become so common in youngsters, more so in athletes. Understanding the etiologies for such deaths is a huge challenge for physicians worldwide.  SCDs in youngsters usually occurs during maximal, vigorous cardiac performance. In this article we shall try to understand if there are ways to predict these SCDs, if genetic …

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CRISPR/Cas9: A powerful genome editing technique for the treatment of cancer cells

Cancer is one of the major leading causes of death worldwide. Many therapies and strategies have been applied and are still being discovered in the treatment of this cruel disease. Among them, one such novel genetic study found an RNA domain-containing endonuclease-based genome engineering technology, called the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-associated protein-9 …

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MicroRNA Therapeutics in Cancer

Cancer is a heterogeneous condition and involves deregulation of various genes. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are a class of gene expression regulators, which often function by targeting multiple genes. Here’s all you need to know about the advances and challenges involved with microRNA therapeutics in cancer. Translating miRNA Biology from Bench to Bedside in Cancer MicroRNAs (miRNAs) …

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Patient Story

A 25-year-old female was referred to us for evaluation for inherited muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a serious condition, leading to progressive muscle weakness incapacitating the person. It starts with weakness of major muscle groups leading to progressive weakness, inability to walk or stand and eventually respiratory failure and death. The patient’s family history revealed …

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