• Emergency Sequencing – illustrates the power of next-generation sequencing to quickly identify a pathogen and help direct treatment.
  • Protective Flaw – Researchers lead by a team from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute, found that a genetic variant in the gene NPC1L1 that not only lowers the levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol but also significantly cuts the risk for heart disease.
  • Noninvasive Prenatal DNA Testing – A new kind of DNA test allows for the screening of prenatal abnormalities without the kind of invasive procedures needed in the past. new born baby. The test allows doctors to obtain fetal DNA by taking a small blood sample from the mother and then screening for chromosomal disorders.

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