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Stanford Univ. Gene Research Tracks Disease Development

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Wally, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Wally

    Wally Senior Member

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Stanford gene researchers see diabetes develop
    Erin Allday

    "A team of Stanford researchers has unveiled the most detailed biological profile of a human being done so far: a peek at one man's genetic foundation, along with snapshots, taken dozens of times over the course of a year, of the millions of proteins and other molecules that are in constant flux in his body.

    In a stroke of shocking good luck - for the scientists, if not necessarily the patient - the profile subject developed Type 2 diabetes during the study, allowing researchers to follow in real time the molecular changes that took place as the illness progressed.

    It also allowed the subject, Stanford geneticist Michael Snyder, to catch his diabetes early and stop it, most likely months or even years before he would have been diagnosed without the genetic profiling."

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    (Side Notes: 1) Ron Davis at Stanford's Genome Technology Center is collaborating with the Open Medicine Institute (Dr. Andreas Kogelnik) for research related to CFS/ME. See, and 2) Erin Allday (the reporter who wrote this article) is also the reporter who wrote about the CFS/ME Demonstration that took place in S.F. in May of 2011.
  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

    It is good to see how research is advancing in the US now with brilliant minds - thanks Wally. (not a hope here of course).
  3. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

    South Australia
    This is interesting, and dare I say a peek at the future of medicine...
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