The meeting within the BIOS scientific circle called "Prenatal diagnosis of duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. The effectiveness of the existing diagnostic methodologies in the Republic of Moldova"

On Thursday, the 28th of January, 2016, Grosu Iulia, a Junior Researcher working in the Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics within the National Center for Reproductive Health and Medical Genetics, IMSP Institute for Mother and Child Health Care held a public lecture on: "Prenatal diagnosis of  Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. The effectiveness of the existing diagnostic methodologies in Moldova". Through that scientific seminar the students of the Faculty of Natural Science, 1st Cycle Studies, at Biology and Molecular Biology Specialties, became acquainted with the importance and the effectiveness of the prenatal diagnosis in the prevention of birth of children with hereditary diseases in the Republic of Moldova. Ms. Grosu made the students familiar with some methods applied at the genetico-molecular level in prenatal diagnosis as well as with the effectiveness of their appliance at global and national levels. The speaker presenting the report described in more details two neuromuscular diseases: Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy, specifying some data on the incidence of them in the Republic of Moldova, the degree of the affectation of the sick people, and on the way they are inherited. The students became acquainted with the most relevant results on prenatal diagnosis, paying attention to the factors that determine the effectiveness, the algorithm of the achievement, the methods involved in this process, the materials and equipment necessary, and to common problems that the medical staff and scientists meet applying this type of diagnosis in a fairly and effectively way. There were described some case studies, which facilitated the understanding of the nature of these hereditary diseases and of prenatal diagnosis applied in the investigation of patients. The students actively got involved in the discussions, showing an obvious interest in the subject approached.

Responsible
Dr. Elenciuc Daniela
Dean of  Faculty of Natural Sciences

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