What Advances Are Being Made In DNA Sequencing

Life Science Research: DNA Sequencing

DNA sequencing is the single greatest scientific breakthrough to have occurred in the world of bioinformatics and genetics. Determining the order of nucleotides in a DNA sequence has opened up numerous doors in preventative health care.

Patients today can receive a personalized map of their genetics from online test labs for less than $200. Labs like 23AndMe.com answers question on hereditary conditions and predispositions to illnesses. (Read an in-depth review of their Health and Ancestry DNA test here: https://www.myfamilydnatest.com/23andme-review-health-ancestry-dna-test/)

Recent advances in DNA testing mean …

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Research Pays Off As New Products Obtain FDA Permission

Wound-care firm Applied Tissue Technologies declared that it had won FDA permission of its negative-pressure wound treatment product, the Platform Wound Dressing (PWD). The second class system signifies the first-of-its-kind embossed harmful pressure wound treatment equipment for use without gauze or foam, according to the Hingham, Mass. Company.

The PWD is a permeable dressing with an integral adhesive base and an impermeable membrane, permanently embossed that combines the traditional functions of this negative-pressure wound treatment membrane and foam/gauze in now marketed negative-pressure component. After the negative-pressure pump is turned …

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