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Genetic Testing Identifies High Cholesterol Risk, Preventing Heart Events
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Genetic Testing Identifies High Cholesterol Risk, Preventing Heart Events

"Most of these patients already had tests that showed they had high cholesterol," said Stacey Knight, PhD, cardiovascular and genetic epidemiologist at Intermountain Health. "Our findings show that we should be genetic testing people who have unexplained high cholesterol, so we can aggressively treat it and cut down their risk of having a major heart event." Findings were presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia.Findings from the study come from the HerediGene: Population Study, one of the world's largest DNA mapping initiatives, which is a partnership between Intermountain Health and Icelandic company deCODE. Advertisement The goal of the project is to discover new connections b...
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...