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From: "I & M" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Using the Utah Family History Database to Study GeneticBackDisorders
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:19:44 -0500
Is this the 'thin edge' of the wedge... or am I being paranoid? I'd
appreciate points of view on this question.
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Subject: [Q-R] Using the Utah Family History Database to Study Genetic
> Using the Utah Family History Database to Study Genetic Back Disorders
> NEW YORK – The molecular diagnostics company Axial Biotech has reached an
> agreement with the University of Utah that allows it to use the
> genealogical and family history database to study genetic associations for
> back disorders, the firm said today.
> The Salt Lake City-based company will use the Utah Population Database and
> other genetic resources to expand the indications and patient population
> for its ScoliScore AIS prognostic test, which determines the risk of
> progressive scoliosis. The company also will use the database to develop
> tests for
> degenerative disk disease and other spine disorders.
> The UPDB includes 6 million records with genealogical and family history
> data, including information for use in genetic, epidemiological,
> and public health studies.
> Axial said that it will use the UPDB data alongside its own GenDB
> genealogical database, which contains multi-generational records of over
> 30 million
> ancestors and descendants of Utah settlers.
> "Through the mapping of a disease passed on from family member to family
> member, the University's proprietary datasets further accelerate our
> to identify and validate genetic markers that can be used to develop
> diagnostic tests that allow for a more personalized and a more accurate
> to spine care," Axial's CEO, John Climaco, said in a statement.
> Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
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