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Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionM...
12/26/2018
Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients - OM Genetics

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

For men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer or patients previously treated, the risk of metastasis is a crucial determinant of whether to choose conservative management or undergo further treatment. For prostate as well as other cancers, primary tumor growth or spread is driven by amplifications or

Why Every Pancreatic Cancer Patient Should Consider Genetic Testing #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Why Every Pancreatic Cancer Patient Should Consider Genetic Testing - OM Genetics

Why Every Pancreatic Cancer Patient Should Consider Genetic Testing #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

An expert panel finds an inherited risk in 1 in 10 pancreatic cancer cases, leading to new recommendations advising all patients to consider genetic screening. It’s led to the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommending that genetic testing be offered to anyone diagnosed with pancreatic ca

Genetic Testing Could Open the Door to a Whole New Healthcare System #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Genetic Testing Could Open the Door to a Whole New Healthcare System - OM Genetics

Genetic Testing Could Open the Door to a Whole New Healthcare System #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

There’s still a lot we don’t know about genetic testing. As a field, it’s in its infancy. The announcement that the human genome had been sequenced occurred less than 20 years ago, in early 2001. It was a landmark scientific breakthrough. Since then, tens of thousands of genetic tests have com...

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date - OM Genetics

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

(CNN)The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Scientists Reprogrammed Human Skin Cells Into Immune Cells To Fight Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Scientists Reprogrammed Human Skin Cells Into Immune Cells To Fight Cancer - OM Genetics

Scientists Reprogrammed Human Skin Cells Into Immune Cells To Fight Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Cellular Therapy Without T-cells, the cells responsible for fighting off foreign cells, we humans are pretty vulnerable to disease. The T-cells themselves however rely on immune system sentinels, dendritic cells, to seek our and flag anything suspicious. In cancer treatments like immunotherapy,

Experts: Stem Cells and Robots Will Replace Many Invasive Surgeries #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Experts: Stem Cells and Robots Will Replace Many Invasive Surgeries - OM Genetics

Experts: Stem Cells and Robots Will Replace Many Invasive Surgeries #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

No More Cuts In 20 years, many now-common surgical procedures could be obsolete. And the ones that remain are likely to become less invasive as well, according to a groundbreaking report on the future of surgery by England’s Royal College of Surgeons. The report highlights the way that several e

The FDA just approved a drug that targets cancers based on DNA #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
The FDA just approved a drug that targets cancers based on DNA - OM Genetics

The FDA just approved a drug that targets cancers based on DNA #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday took an unconventional approach to approving a new cancer drug. The drug, Vitrakvi, was developed by Loxo Oncology. It's the company's first drug to get approved. Loxo's approach is to develop drugs that act on cancerous genetic mutations rather than

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies - OM Genetics

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and e...

Edible Tech Is Finally Useful, Is Here to Help You Poop #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
Edible Tech Is Finally Useful, Is Here to Help You Poop - OM Genetics

Edible Tech Is Finally Useful, Is Here to Help You Poop #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Edible Buzz We did it folks, the future is finally here. Civilization’s greatest achievement: a tiny, buzzing, pill-shaped robot that exists just to help you poop. And now that we have our technological peak, we have to decide what to call the little fellas. “Edibles” is taken, and these intes...

First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Aging? It May Be So #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
12/26/2018
First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Aging? It May Be So - OM Genetics

First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Aging? It May Be So #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Meet Elizabeth Parrish The CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, Elizabeth Parrish, claims to be the first human in world history to have successfully reversed the effects of natural aging—thanks to experimental gene therapy provided by her company. Parrish first underwent gene therapy in 2015—one designed to

Why Orion Modern Genetics (OMGenetics) Is Superior To 23andMe #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/24/2018
Why Orion Modern Genetics (OMGenetics) Is Superior To 23andMe - OM Genetics

Why Orion Modern Genetics (OMGenetics) Is Superior To 23andMe #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Orion Modern Genetics (OMGenetics) is different than (and superior to) 23andMe in three (3) important ways: 1. OMGenetics testing is always physician ordered and includes complimentary, unlimited genetic counseling. If a client does not have a physician of their own, OMGenetics connects them to a

The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Cancer Patients #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/20/2018
The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Cancer Patients - OM Genetics

The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Cancer Patients #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

For thousands of years, the powerful biologically active compounds known as cannabinoids that are present within the hemp plant have been prized for their therapeutic and medicinal uses. And now the traditional healthcare industry is finally starting to investigate further how cannabinoids such as C

Welcome To A New Era Of Personal Genetics For Healthcare #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/11/2018
Welcome To A New Era Of Personal Genetics For Healthcare - OM Genetics

Welcome To A New Era Of Personal Genetics For Healthcare #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

For too long, the fields of genetics and traditional medicine have been separated. As a result, medical practitioners have been unnecessarily limited in what types of therapies or medication they could advise for their patients. At the same time, patients were simply unaware of what types of medical

Welcome To A New Era Of Personal Genetics For Healthcare #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/11/2018
Welcome To A New Era Of Personal Genetics For Healthcare - OM Genetics

Welcome To A New Era Of Personal Genetics For Healthcare #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

For too long, the fields of genetics and traditional medicine have been separated. As a result, medical practitioners have been unnecessarily limited in what types of therapies or medication they could advise for their patients. At the same time, patients were simply unaware of what types of medical

Welcome to a New Era of Personal Genetics For Healthcare #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/08/2018
Welcome to a New Era of Personal Genetics For Healthcare - OM Genetics

Welcome to a New Era of Personal Genetics For Healthcare #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

For too long, the fields of genetics and traditional medicine have been separated. As a result, medical practitioners have been unnecessarily limited in what types of therapies or medication they could advise for their patients. At the same time, patients were simply unaware of what types of medical

John Travolta on Olivia Newton-John's Cancer Diagnosis: 'We Love Her' #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
John Travolta on Olivia Newton-John's Cancer Diagnosis: 'We Love Her' - OM Genetics

John Travolta on Olivia Newton-John's Cancer Diagnosis: 'We Love Her' #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Danny and Sandy, through thick and thin. One week after Olivia Newton-John publicly revealed she’s currently undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer, her longtime friend and former Grease costar John Travolta is sending love her way. “Olivia has always been an incredible human

Red Onions May Help Prevent Cancer More Than White Onions #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Red Onions May Help Prevent Cancer More Than White Onions - OM Genetics

Red Onions May Help Prevent Cancer More Than White Onions #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

The next time you’re shopping for burger toppings or salad ingredients, opt for red onions over white. Both types of veggies contain potent antioxidant properties, but a new study suggests that the red variety may be especially powerful at fighting cancer. When researchers exposed human cancer

How to Get a No-Sun Tan #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
How to Get a No-Sun Tan - OM Genetics

How to Get a No-Sun Tan #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Humans have a love-hate relationship with the sun. On the one hand, it’s an excellent source of vitamin D that can make bones strong, and it feels wonderfully warming and can give skin a burnished, healthy glow. But too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage the

Top Health Groups Not Consulted for Republican Health Care Bill #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Top Health Groups Not Consulted for Republican Health Care Bill - OM Genetics

Top Health Groups Not Consulted for Republican Health Care Bill #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

The American Health Care Act, which passed in the House, is now in the hands of 52 senators. But the Senate decided to bypass the normal legislative process of hearings, testimony from experts and debate in an effort to garner the 50 votes needed to pass it. That isn’t sitting well with many R

The Unexpected Way Genes Can Double Heart Disease Risk #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
The Unexpected Way Genes Can Double Heart Disease Risk - OM Genetics

The Unexpected Way Genes Can Double Heart Disease Risk #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

It’s common to think of cancer as a disease driven by the buildup of mutations in the DNA of cells. Everything from pollutants to cigarettes to exposure to everyday chemicals can alter genes, and continued exposure over a lifetime can lead to a critical mass of mutations. Now, researchers say

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer - OM Genetics

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee. Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes, fewer strokes and heart problems and lower rates of certain cancers. All of that may help explain why coffee drinkers also te

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of the First Gene Therapy Treatment #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
FDA Panel Recommends Approval of the First Gene Therapy Treatment - OM Genetics

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of the First Gene Therapy Treatment #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

An advisory panel for the FDA recommended approving the first gene therapy for use in the U.S., and the treatment is meant for children with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common blood cancer in children. The FDA doesn’t have to follow the advice of the advisory committee, but i

John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Glioblastoma. What Is That? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Glioblastoma. What Is That? - OM Genetics

John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Glioblastoma. What Is That? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Senator John McCain, the Republican from Arizona who ran for the presidency against Barack Obama in 2008, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office said July 19. The veteran senator, 80, was undergoing surgery to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye on Friday, when doctors discov

It’s Okay to Be a Coward About Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
It’s Okay to Be a Coward About Cancer - OM Genetics

It’s Okay to Be a Coward About Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

In the fall of 2005, weeks after selling a pitch to turn the Terminator movie franchise into a scary robot television show, I ate a bad farmers market burrito and ended up with kidney cancer. It’s not an uncommon diagnostic journey for the disease: You set out expecting something familiar &mda

Why Inflammation in Your Mouth May Raise Your Risk of Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Why Inflammation in Your Mouth May Raise Your Risk of Cancer - OM Genetics

Why Inflammation in Your Mouth May Raise Your Risk of Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Women with gum disease are 14% more likely to develop cancer than those with healthy teeth and gums, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The link appears to be strongest for esophageal cancer, but associations were also found between poor oral health a

This 10-Second Quiz Can Tell You if You Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
This 10-Second Quiz Can Tell You if You Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer - OM Genetics

This 10-Second Quiz Can Tell You if You Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women, partly because the disease is often diagnosed too late to treat effectively. The American Lung Association wants to change that, by encouraging people who are at high risk of lung cancer to talk to their doctor about a potentially

Cancer's Newest Miracle Cure #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Cancer's Newest Miracle Cure - OM Genetics

Cancer's Newest Miracle Cure #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

With the usual mix of anticipation and apprehension, Kaitlyn Johnson is getting ready to go to her first summer camp. She’s looking forward to meeting new friends and being able to ride horses, swim and host tea parties. She’s also a little nervous and a little scared, like any 7-year-ol

Can Baby Powder Really Cause Ovarian Cancer? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Can Baby Powder Really Cause Ovarian Cancer? - OM Genetics

Can Baby Powder Really Cause Ovarian Cancer? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

A jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a 63-year-old woman in Los Angeles who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based baby powder for decades. Like many women who use baby powder to freshen up or reduce chafing between their thighs, on

You Asked: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
You Asked: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe? - OM Genetics

You Asked: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

For decades, airport security officials depended on metal detectors to screen travelers for concealed weapons. The technology was safe and simple but had one glaring flaw: it could not detect non-metal threats, including plastic explosives. In 2009, the infamous underwear bomber almost exploited tha

Mark Zuckerberg is selling up to $13 billion of Facebook stock to fund an ambitious project to end disease #KnowYourGene...
11/02/2018
Mark Zuckerberg is selling up to $13 billion of Facebook stock to fund an ambitious project to end disease - OM Genetics

Mark Zuckerberg is selling up to $13 billion of Facebook stock to fund an ambitious project to end disease #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Board meetings at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a research center backed by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, always kick off in the same way. Each quarter, a promising young scientist funded by the Biohub is invited to a conferen

A New Drug Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
A New Drug Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Cancer - OM Genetics

A New Drug Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

It turns out that cholesterol isn’t the only thing you have to worry about to keep your heart healthy. In recent years, doctors have started to focus on inflammation — the same process that makes cuts red and painful — as an important contributor to a heart attack. It’s the r

Do You Really Need to Eat Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Do You Really Need to Eat Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day? - OM Genetics

Do You Really Need to Eat Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day? #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Over the years, scientists and nutrition experts have recommended eating five, seven, or even 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for optimal health. If anything, the mantra when it came to fresh produce was, more is better. But a new study claims that just three to four servings a day of com

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer - OM Genetics

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) followed the advice of its advisory committee and approved a breakthrough treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on Wednesday. It’s the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. Dr. Carl June, director of the center for cellular immu

Statin Heart Drugs May Protect Against Breast Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
Statin Heart Drugs May Protect Against Breast Cancer - OM Genetics

Statin Heart Drugs May Protect Against Breast Cancer #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Women with high cholesterol tend to have lower rates of breast cancer than those with lower levels, according to new research, and those who do get breast cancer are less likely to die from their disease. These findings suggest that statins—drugs that are commonly prescribed to lower cholester

What Happens When a Hurricane Hits a Hospital: This Week in Health #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern
11/02/2018
What Happens When a Hurricane Hits a Hospital: This Week in Health - OM Genetics

What Happens When a Hurricane Hits a Hospital: This Week in Health #KnowYourGenes #OrionModern @OrionModern

Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston with flooding, and the health hazards of flood waters in the area remain one of many lasting concerns over the city’s recovery. There was also good news in medicine this week, including the approval of the U.S.’s first gene therapy for cancer. HereR

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