本人已认领该文编译，48小时后若未提交译文，请其他战友自由认领。 本人已认领该文编译，48小时后若未提交译文，请其他战友自由认领。 Female Genome Map May Help Fight Disease
Comprehensive Genetic Testing Could Reveal Blueprint For Most Common Diseases
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2006
(CBS) Lee Coe is not a scientist. She’s a 67-year old retired social worker. But perhaps no one knows the importance of genetic research better than she does, CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
67岁的Lee Coe不是科学家，而是一个退休社工。但是，大概没有人比她更了解基因研究的重要性了。哥伦比亚广播公司医学新闻的记者Jon LaPook博士报道说。
Coe, who had a heart transplant last year, has a hereditary heart condition called cardiomyopathy, a disease that killed her mother and three of her brothers.
"I feel extremely grateful because nobody in my family has lived this long," Coe says.
Now that the gene has been identified, it's changing the way her grandchildren, Ashlan and Conner, are growing up. They both carry the gene, too — but because they know it, their mother has been able to take precautions.
"I need to be able to guide them to music rather that football. More information is always a good thing," says Wendy Coe.
Personalized medicine through genetic testing is the way of the future.。
"The goal here is not only about predicting disease, it's about how can we now treat them," says Dr. Paul Ridker, Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
我们这样做的目的不仅仅是来预测疾病，而是目前如何对他们进行治疗。Paul Ridker博士说。他是波士顿Brigham妇产科医院的Eugene Braunwald医学教授。
This kind of personalized genetic testing goes well beyond a relatively rare form of heart disease. Scientists hope to reveal the genetic blueprints for the most common diseases, like breast cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes.
It’s all being studied by scientists at Brigham and Women's. They've partnered with the federal government and Amgen to analyze the DNA of 28,000 healthy women, making it the largest genetic study of women's health to date.
"These 28,000 women are really pioneers," Ridker says.
Using blood samples taken from the women more than a decade ago, scientists are starting to run full genetic scans.
"It's asking the question: Looking across your entire genetic basis, what's different between those women who actually develop breast cancer or heat attack and stroke and those women who don't," Ridker explains.
While focused genetic research has helped people like the Coe family, the real promise lies with new, broader research, such as the Brigham and Women's study.
"They are agreeing to participate in something that hopefully will help them, but will more likely help their daughters," Ridker says.
那些愿意参加研究的人们将有希望从中获得帮助，也更会使他们的儿女收益，Ridker说。 怎么没有编译了 印象中你编译的稿件不少啊？！ 女性基因组图谱有助于战胜疾病
作者:admin@医学,生命科学 2010-11-26 05:11