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A Novel Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Brain development is a highly complex process involving numerous proteins. The latest addition to this list is YIF1B: its absence due to bi-allelic inactivating mutations results in a severe […]
Frequent Genetic Cause of Seizures Identified
The etiology of seizures is highly heterogeneous and involves an unknown number of distinct genetic disorders. An international team of researchers recently defined recessive mutations in the UGDH […]
Understanding DNA Alterations in Colorectal Cancer
Germline and somatic DNA alterations may cause inherited diseases and/or cancer. While CENTOGENE’s routine diagnostic focus is on the former, we frequently address oncological questions in research […]
Characterization of an Ultra-Rare Disorder
Novel gene-disease associations are continuously being proposed, but the underlying evidence is frequently based on only a few patients from a single family. CENTOGENE’s focus on rare disease […]
An Unorthodox Disease Mechanism
Essential proteins are defined as those that are necessary for living. In theory, homozygous loss-of-function variants that only affect certain isoforms may still be found in living individuals. A […]
Disease relevance of alternative splicing
Alternative splicing of genes usually generates several isoforms. These may code for slightly differing proteins, the disease relevance of which is often not clear. Researchers from CENTOGENE, by […]
Novel Insights into a Rare Disorder
A profound understanding of rare genetic disorders relies on the description of large numbers of patients. Based on its unique positioning in the rare disease field, CENTOGENE can significantly […]
Novel Genetic Cause for Neurodevelopmental Defects
Many proteins are crucial for proper brain development. By showing that certain neurodevelopmental defects are associated with mutations in TMX2, this study adds an enzyme of the redox signaling […]
Optimizing genetic diagnostics in childhood neurological disease
Costs for genetic testing correlate with comprehensiveness of the tests applied. Clinical exome sequencing (CES) represents an intermediate-cost and intermediate-comprehensiveness option. In a recent […]
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.