Tag Archives: Testing

2019 Preview: DNA testing will lead to a decline in genetic disorders

Screening could lead to fewer embryos with inherited conditionsDR G. Moscoso/Science Photo Library By Alice Klein A marked fall in the number of babies born with inherited illnesses is possible, as a pre-pregnancy DNA test is used more widely. The test checks whether prospective parents carry genes that, if both pass a copy to their… Read More »

Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

The authors place the post-AIDS increase in STIs within a historic context. Gonorrhoea cases in the UK have been recorded since 1918 and syphilis since 1922, when the UK’s network of free and confidential STI clinics was set up. This was after a Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases (as STIs used to be called) recommended… Read More »