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Working with the University of Gdansk in a landmark HTAD Treatment Trial

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue, which provides strength, support, and elasticity to structures such as the skin, ligaments, and blood vessels. It can impact multiple bodily systems, including the skeletal, cardiovascular, and ocular systems, leading to features like tall stature, elongated limbs, spine curvature, and heart valve abnormalities. The condition is caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene, which encodes for fibrillin-1, a protein essential for the formation of elastic fibers in connective tissue. Despite its challenges, advancements in genetic research and tailored medical interventions are improving outcomes for those affected.

This trial exemplifies our commitment to advancing medical science and enhancing patient care, showcasing the potential of genetic insights to transform therapeutic approaches for heritable diseases. Our expertise enhances the HTAD treatment trial through advanced genetic stratification and a custom exome sequencing solution, leveraging our expertise to identify genetic variants that may affect HTAD progression or the response to Valsartan. By developing a specialised exome sequencing panel targeted at genes and markers linked to HTAD, Edinburgh Genetics ensures precise detection of genetic variations, enabling a nuanced analysis of trial outcomes. This integrated approach not only aids in distinguishing patient subgroups but also supports the identification of biomarkers for predicting treatment efficacy, laying a solid foundation for evaluating genetic influences on clinical responses.


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Working collaboratively with our customers, our genomic experts customise NGS panels, laboratory workflows and analysis pipelines to meet individual demand and needs.


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