According to ICMR, 1 in 9 women in India is at risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer can be prevented through early screening like self-breast examination, mammography and genetic testing. With rapid advancements in medical genomics, genetic testing aids in the early diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer.
Women bring unique perspectives to research and scientific conversation. Gender diversity can have a number of advantages in research in both the academic and private sectors. This Women’s Day let’s pay homage to all the women in science who played significant roles and contributed to the welfare of society.
Three siblings, two females and one male aged between 40 to 50 years were recommended cancer risk screening, using genomics, by their physician. They have a strong family history of cancer. At present, their father is undergoing treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Their mother has a history of breast cancer, treated, currently in remission.
Storyline: Paa discusses genetic condition, Progeria aka Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome. This syndrome involves a single gene mutation in lamin A (LMNA) gene necessary for holding the centre of a cell together. It is an extremely rare and progressive disorder seen in children that causes accelerated aging, starting in their first two years of life.
Statins lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, and though generally well-tolerated, they can lead to immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy in a minority of patients.
Statin-induced immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM), is an inflammatory myopathy that is a rare complication caused due to statin use.
About 1 in 700 babies are born with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21), a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability. When an infant is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, it causes distinctive physical features, an elevated risk of health problems like thyroid or heart disease, and intellectual impairments.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than two billion people in the world are deficient in essential nutrients, such as vitamin A, and iron. Naturally occurring genetic variations in humans cause specific nutritional disorders; the genetic variants that result in serious metabolic illness are rare, and the variability of enzyme levels within the normal range in a population often has a genetic basis.