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NIH grants see best ways to combine genomic informaiton and EHRs

Read moreBethesda, Md., Tues., Sept. 1, 2015 - A dozen awards from the National Institutes of Health will support research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic medical records. The goal of research conducted by the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) network is to better understand the genomic basis of disease and to tailor medical care to individual patients based on their genomic differences. Read more

New research reveals unintended consequences of inappropriate medical food use in managing patients with a type of metabolic disorder

Read moreBethesda, Md., Thurs., Aug. 13, 2015 - In two studies appearing online August 13, 2015 and in the August issue of Genetics in Medicine, researchers note that medical foods, including those given to patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), are not subject to the same scrutiny as therapeutic drugs. A medical food, as defined in the Orphan Drug Act of 1983, is regulated as a food by the Food and Drug Administration and intended to be used under medical supervision. Read more

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Gene Therapy and the Biological Treatment of Hearing Loss

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Ludwig von Beethoven suffered from deafness in his mid-twenties. To combat that hearing loss, the composer turned to the advanced technology of 1813 and commissioned his mechanically minded contemporaries to make ear trumpets to funnel and magnify sound. Read more

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Last Updated: September 1, 2015