The study assesses the effectiveness of telemedicine-based pediatric genetics care

The study assesses the effectiveness of telemedicine-based pediatric genetics care

A new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that using telemedicine to evaluate patients with rare genetic conditions resulted in a similar rate of proper diagnosis as in-person visits. However, collecting genetic material from patients who are seen remotely is more challenging, suggesting there is room to improve telemedicine evaluations. The … Read more

Stanford Medicine launches a diagnostic test for monkeypox

Stanford Medicine launches a diagnostic test for monkeypox

Stanford Medicine’s Clinical Virology Laboratory today launched a diagnostic test for the monkeypox virus that has been identified in 42 countries and several US states, including California. The test will accelerate accurate diagnoses and inform public health efforts aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. Stanford Medicine is among the first academic medical centers … Read more

Genetic discovery may pave the way to new diagnostic approaches, treatments for motor neurone diseases

Genetic discovery may pave the way to new diagnostic approaches, treatments for motor neurone diseases

A new genetic discovery adds weight to a theory that motor neurone degenerative diseases are caused by abnormal lipid (fat) processing pathways inside brain cells. This theory will help pave the way to new diagnostic approaches and treatments for this group of conditions. The discovery will provide answers for certain families who had previously had … Read more