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New blood test a hope for incurable eye disease

JAN James spent her career helping the blind – recently she was told she too was losing her sight. The 78-year-old Canberran has dry aged-related macular degeneration (AMD). “My doctor told me: ‘I’m sorry I have some sad news, there’s no cure’.” Mrs James, 78, is starting to struggle with computer work and finds it difficult… Read More »

PTEN Genetic Test

What is a PTEN genetic test? A PTEN genetic test looks for a change, known as a mutation, in a gene called PTEN. Genes are the basic units of heredity passed down from your mother and father. The PTEN gene helps stop the growth of tumors. It’s known as a tumor suppressor. A tumor suppressor… Read More »