Ge­netic test for pa­tient care

The Hindu Business Line - - PULSE -

The US Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion has taken a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward in driv­ing the ef­fi­cient de­vel­op­ment of novel di­ag­nos­tic tech­nolo­gies that scan a per­son’s DNA to di­ag­nose ge­netic dis­eases and guide med­i­cal treat­ments. For the first time, the agency has for­mally recog­nised a pub­lic data­base that con­tains in­for­ma­tion about genes, ge­netic vari­ants and their re­la­tion­ship to dis­ease. This recognition by the FDA will fa­cil­i­tate test de­vel­op­ers to rely on the in­for­ma­tion avail­able in the data­base.

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