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Revolutionary events extend our scope of horizons


Summer 1969: The first human feet touch the dusty ground of the moon. Neil Armstrong (it was his feet) described this "small step" as a "giant leap for mankind". Even 50 years later, the moon landing is still celebrated as Nasa's greatest triumph. In addition to aerospace, science has also made great leaps in other spheres. For example: The decoding of the human genome - one of the largest bioscientific projects in history. Politicians even compared it with the moon landing. Even though the flood of data in 2000 overwhelmed the researchers, it was already sure that this development would completely revolutionise our understanding of health and disease. Almost 20 years later - thanks to high-performance sequencing technologies - genetic diagnostics can be used for routine medicine. This gives people with rare diseases, often after years of diagnostic odyssey, answers to unresolved questions. Treatment measures can be adapted. In some cases, the first therapies are already available. And developments are continuing: In testing as well as in the improvement of therapeutic possibilities. With Crispr/Cas another new era has begun, with which mankind must now learn to handle responsibly. One thing is sure: knowledge of the underlying genetic changes is essential for personalized medicine. In order to open up the possibilities of DNA sequencing to you, we offer a broad spectrum of genetic diagnostics: from classical cytogenetics to genome sequencing.

If you have any questions about the possibilities of medical genetics and our range of genetic testing, please do not hesitate to contact us.