Therapeutic Developments in Genetic Research: Angelman Syndrome

No one can argue that there haven’t been significant advancements in genetic testing over the previous decade.   From Sanger sequencing improvements, to the development of next generation sequencing technology allowing us to sequence the whole exome or genome in cost effective ways, the technology is situating the industry for massive leaps in our knowledge and… Read More Therapeutic Developments in Genetic Research: Angelman Syndrome

Investigating the statistics of genetic testing

NextGxDx  maintains the most comprehensive listing of genetic tests available from CLIA-licensed laboratories.  However, finding the right test is increasingly challenging.  We’ve compiled some statistics below from our database about how many tests are available for individual genes.  For example, there are over 10,000 diagnostic products for genetic testing on the market today.  This includes… Read More Investigating the statistics of genetic testing

Celiac Disease

By: David Shifrin PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University and NextGxDx intern Celiac disease has been a known human ailment for nearly 2,000 years.  Recently, studies in the 20th century uncovered a direct link between gluten consumption and exacerbation of this condition (Meresse, Malamut, and Cerf-Bensussan; 2012). Continued work in the field has led medical scientists… Read More Celiac Disease