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A Genetic Cause for Infectious Disease
While infectious diseases are commonly connected to environmental factors, genetic defects in some genes can strongly increase a person’s susceptibility to infections. Data generated at CENTOGENE […]
The Importance of Neuronal Membrane Biology
Nerve cells have a uniquely large surface-to-volume ratio, suggesting a central role for proper membrane turnover in these cells. A recent study confirmed this paradigm by showing that a membrane […]
A Dispute on Rare Disease Diagnostic Offerings
CENTOGENE was amongst the first providers of diagnostic Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and published real-life experience with this technology in 2020. That paper was subsequently challenged in a […]
An Unusual Kind of Repeat Expansion Disorder
Repeat expansions are the cause of Huntington’s disease and several forms of ataxia. The affected repeat units are usually three to six nucleotides in length, and pathogenic alleles have accumulated […]
Diagnostic Relevance of Intronic Variants
Proper splicing of mRNA requires certain DNA sequence motifs. Since these motifs are very diverse, the effects of variants in them are not easy to predict. By combining CENTOGENE’s genetic testing […]
Exemplifying the Strengths of Genome Sequencing
Certain genetic variants are easily missed by Exome Sequencing (ES), but readily detected by Genome Sequencing (GS). Utilizing the superiority of the latter technology, CENTOGENE identified such a […]
Utilization of CentoMD® in Scientific Settings
The interpretation of newly observed genetic variants that are suspected to cause disease requires knowledge about their occurrence in different populations. CENTOGENE’s uniquely rich and diverse […]
Turning Rare Disease Networks into Knowledge
CENTOGENE’s well-recognized expertise in Gaucher disease (GD) has helped to establish a global network of physicians interested in and aware of this rare metabolic disorder. The fact that CENTOGENE […]
Genetic Cause of Impaired Neurodevelopment
Development of the nervous system is a complex process, with NEUROG1 being one out of many genes involved. The critical role of this gene was recently confirmed by CENTOGENE, when a patient with […]
MOx represents a multidimensional approach looking at each patient from different angles to combine deep knowledge and insights for a holistic view.
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) identifies almost all changes in a patient’s DNA by sequencing both the entire protein-coding and the non-coding regions of the genome.
Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is a comprehensive genetic test that identifies changes in a patient's DNA that are causative or related to their medical concerns.
The CENTOGENE Biodatabank – the world’s largest real-world data repository for rare and neurodegenerative diseases.
Biomarkers play a vital role in the diagnosis of diseases as well as monitoring severity, progression, and treatment efficacy.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Panels: Our NGS panel portfolio tests for a wide selection of hereditary genetic conditions. They offer a fast, thorough, and cost-effective diagnostic tool for patients with distinctive clinical features.
Most hematologic disorders have a genetic link – highlighting the importance of quick and comprehensive answers. We have identified genetic variants associated with hematological diseases in more than 300 different genes.
Advances in genetic techniques now enable many important insights into kidney-related diseases. A genetic diagnosis can better classify disease, give information about disease pathogenesis, and suggest time-sensitive options for treatment.
Ear, Nose & Throat
The ear is essential for many of our most basic functions. It is crucial to distinguish between genetic disorders and those caused by environmental factors as early as possible.
Timely detection and diagnosis of heart disorders can lead to enhanced treatment options, help to prevent sudden cardiac death, and improve prognosis.
Many genetic disorders of the bone cause skeletal and joint abnormalities that may seriously interfere with normal growth and development.
Congenital malformations (“birth defects”) remain a leading cause of infant mortality and childhood morbidity.
Identifying genetic causes of infertility facilitates informed decisions and family planning for your patients. With 10% of infertility cases being linked to genetic factors, their detection can provide vital answers.
Genetic testing for hereditary and somatic cancers can provide life-changing results in affected patients and their relatives, accompanied by potential actionable steps for genetic-related cancers.
Genetic testing is becoming an increasingly important tool in determining the cause of hereditary ophthalmologic conditions.
Genetic testing can clearly diagnose many genetic disorders of the brain and nervous system. It can guide decisions towards more effective medical management and treatments.