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Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

However, before routine genetic screening of infants even approaches reality, many questions need answers, including whether genetic sequencing can accurately identify babies who will develop a disease, according to Dr. Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., chairman of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. The committee evaluates scientific evidence and makes recommendations to… Read More »

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

(Reuters Health) – – As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say. After a four-year trial of online pre-race screening and education of non-professional runners in South Africa, rates of overall… Read More »