The future of genetic diagnosis discussed by Ido Rabiner from FDNA Telehealth

Statistics revealed that nearly 400 million people globally are living with a rare disease, with some being misdiagnosed while many others may never be diagnosed at all. Advancements in technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have given hope to the field of telegenetics and telemedicine, making it easier for those in remote areas to undergo better testing and faster diagnosis. Today we will take a closer look at genetic diagnosis:


Better and more reliable online genetic testing and diagnosis mean that thousands of patients, mostly children, can now be treated early in their childhood development; while ensuring the safety and privacy of personal data and medical records are maintained throughout the entire process. Although some medical professionals may share thoughts of skepticism regarding telemedicine; easier and equal access to more reliable genetic testing can now be ensured for thousands of patients around the world. 

Chief Operating Officer at FDNA Telehealth, Ido Radiner shared insight into the world of FDNA Telehealth’s online and AI-based platform and how the future of genetic diagnosis is rapidly changing. Today, millions of people around the world are relying on internet-based technology and software for medical diagnosis and counseling, but FDNA Telehealth has managed to put itself on the fast track to become an industry leader. 


How much has genetic diagnosis changed over the last decade? 

A report published in 2010  by The British Society for Human Genetics showcased immense information and recommendations regarding the early testing and diagnosis of children. An important take from this report revealed that at the time it was published, the best technological recommendation for testing was sequencing and microarrays – and although these methods are still being used to this day by thousands of geneticists and researchers, these somewhat traditional approaches have managed to make AI-based diagnosis more prominent and accessible.  

Today, we find ourselves on the verge of the technological boom – where traditional methods are merged with technology to deliver trusted results and expand our understanding of genetic diagnosis. FDNA Telehealth has been at the forefront, helping parents understand the importance of early genetic diagnosis. Modern technology and software can now assist us in tracing the problem, to find and establish a viable and lasting solution. 

What is the significance of using FDNA Telehealth? 

With millions of people living with undiagnosed diseases, platforms such as FDNA Telehealth means that early diagnosis of rare and unknown diseases can be discovered more frequently. An open platform, that allows millions of users to access thousands of geneticists and counselors. 

Remote and isolated communities can become connected to a plethora of trusted geneticists, hospitals, clinics, and genetic labs. Faster developments in the field of AI and software make it easier for lower-income families and previously disadvantaged communities to have equal access to affordable genetic diagnosis and counseling. This platform has quickly become a trusted source of information and opinion for thousands of parents and children who have been left in the dark considering childhood genetic development. 

Can telegenetics and telemedicine be trusted? 

A key concern for many patients and parents regarding telegenetics and telemedicine is misdiagnosis and privacy. FDNA Telehealth is an advocate for the accuracy and safety of all its patients. With online submissions via photos and medical records, the platform ensures users that it will remain in line with HIPAA and GDPR Compliance Declarations. 


Additionally, trustworthy geneticists and genetic counselors have called on the usefulness of telemedicine, especially in a crucial time with limited freedom of movement and human contact. Currently, the FDNA Telehealth platform is used by more than 10,000 trusted hospitals and medical centers worldwide and partnered with thousands of reliable medical professionals. 

Telegenetics is paving the way forward for medical practitioners, researchers, and geneticists – making it more accessible for a global community of medical professionals to better understand the sequence in which the industry can develop and treat genetic diseases. Safety and privacy regarding children’s medical records and images are a concern which FDNA Telehealth has not taken lightly, strengthening its ties with third-party authorities. 


Telegenetics and FDNA Telehealth capture the importance of early analysis and diagnosis, pushing parents to better understand genetic counseling and testing – but in return creating an open-ended channel of communication between parent, child, and geneticist. 


Suggested resources:


What is Telegenetics:

Healthline on Genetic Testing for Cancer

Genetic Counseling

Wikipedia on Genetic counseling