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Blueprint of Your DNA Isn't Just for the Sick

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November 18, 2013
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Complete genome sequencing helps treat and diagnose mysterious diseases. But now healthy people have the opportunity to get their DNA mapped. The Medical College of Wisconsin is among the places offering the test. (Nov. 19)


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Fetal DNA Tests May Improve Prenatal Screenings

Fetal DNA Tests May Improve Prenatal Screenings

AP (Feb. 26, 2014) — New research found testing bits of fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down Syndrome and other common disorders. The DNA tests may reduce false positives and unneeded invasive tests. (Feb. 26) Video provided by AP
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When Doctors Don’t Listen

When Doctors Don’t Listen

Ivanhoe (Sep. 12, 2013) — Do you feel like your doctor isn’t really listening to you? Check out what two ER doctors say you need to do to make sure your doctor is really paying attention to your medical needs.
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NYC Officials Say Ebola Fears Won't Affect Marathon

NYC Officials Say Ebola Fears Won't Affect Marathon

Buzz60 (Oct. 31, 2014) — As New York City gets set to host a global sporting event that attracts athletes from around the world, city officials say the marathon is not an opportunity for the ebola epidemic to spread in the United States. Jen Markham has the story. Video provided by Buzz60
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