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Genotype Linked to Short-Lifespan Affects 1 in 25 People
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Genotype Linked to Short-Lifespan Affects 1 in 25 People

The study was done by scientists at deCODE Genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, and published in the journal As the delivery of precision medicine to a population requires a considerable amount of data on genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics of the population, Icelanders are currently exceptionally well suited for this effort because they behold an unprecedented amount of such data. The scientists used a population-based data set, consisting of 58,000 whole-genome sequenced Icelanders, to assess the fraction of individuals carrying actionable genotypes. The results of this study are among the things that have motivated the government of Iceland to announce a nationwide effort in precision medicine. Advertisement Utilizing a li...
Genetic Testing Revolutionizes Precision Oncology for Cancer Treatment
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Genetic Testing Revolutionizes Precision Oncology for Cancer Treatment

Genetic information isn't confined to familial traits; it extends to every cell within the human body. This genetic material within cells governs the entire process of growth and development, dictating whether a cell will develop into a cancerous one or remain healthy. Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar, Director of Sarvodaya Cancer Institute in Faridabad, explained, "Cancer cells exhibit distinct characteristics, including the ability to evade cell death and metastasize to other parts of the body, where they continue to proliferate. These unique properties are influenced by specific genes. Genes can undergo structural changes, referred to as mutations, either as part of an individual's genetic makeup or due to external factors like Genetic mutations play a fu...