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DBGen Fifth Anniversary and Summary of 2022

A new year begins and DBGen wants to commemorate the arrival of the New Year by highlighting the main professional events and advances and acknowledging the contribution of all our patients and collaborators .   External Recognitions: At DBGen we stand firmly in our commitment to offer high-quality, reliable and affordable genetic diagnosis. One year more, we have renewed the...
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DBGen participates in the 9th Congress of the Pan American Retina and Vitreous Society (11/15-18/2022)

DBGenEventsLeber Congenital Amaurosis
This week the ninth congress of the Pan American Retina and Vitreous Society (SPRV) is being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The congress brings together ophthalmologists and patient associations to discuss research findings and share the advances in the field of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of visual dysfunctions that affect the retina and vitreous. The DBGen team has contributed with...
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DBGen participates in EURETINA 2022

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DBGen has been in the EURETINA Congress 2022, which was held this year in Hamburg. This congress gathers the last advances in research in the area of visual pathologies. Dr. Rebeca Valero presented two complex cases which were diagnosed in DBGen by a combination of next generation sequencing techniques. The abstract of this work, "NGS technologies (targeted gene panels, WES and...
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EventsRare DiseasesStargardtTherapy
Stargardt’s syndrome, also known as juvenile macular degeneration, is a rare genetic disorder that usually develops in young adults and causes a progressive degeneration of the macula, the central region of the retina responsible for vsharp, central and color vision. Consequently, the main symptom of Stargardt’s disease is the loss of central vision and color blindness.   The main gene...
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EventsRare Diseases
Rare diseases affect less than 1 out of 20.000 people. However, if we take into account the more than 7000 reported rare diseases, the numbers add up to 6% to 8% of global population. In consanguineous populations, the prevalence is much higher, reaching up to 60% (data from FEDER). These pathologies constitute an authentic puzzle: on the one hand, there are only...
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DBGen fourth anniversary and summary of the year

DBGenEventsGenetic diagnosis
Advances in genetic diagnosis This year, DBGen has expanded its genetic diagnostic services by presenting 3 new panels and incorporating state-of-the-art massive sequencing methodologies (complete genome sequencing). Three new panels: Panel of Dysgenesis and Dystrophies of the Anterior Segment (136 genes): indicated for the diagnosis of anomalies of the anterior part of the eye (from the cornea to the lens). Among...
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