Testing for an Incurable Disease: Points You MUST Consider

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In the era of genomic medicine, genetic testing is readily available for hundreds of inherited conditions. Insights from testing can include information about ancestral origins, hidden health risks, and reproductive risks. However, while access to genetic testing in the United States is widely available to patients and providers, the decision to undergo testing can be […]

5 Ways Genetic Counselors are evolving during COVID-19

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We are all trying to get used to this new “normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing we can all agree on­—going forward, the healthcare industry will work differently. Although not typically on the “front lines” of critical care, the field of medical genetics still has patients with many important needs that must be met. […]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Genetic testing is an essential part of care for women with ovarian cancer and their families. 1 in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime.1 In 2019, there will be an estimated 22,530 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.1 While ovarian cancer […]

Raising Awareness of Fragile X Syndrome

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Fragile X syndrome, caused by an altered gene on the X chromosome, is inherited and there may be family characteristics that indicate if there is risk of carrying this altered gene.

Diagnosing the Most Vulnerable Patients: Genetic Testing for Critically Ill Newborns

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Quest Diagnostics’ new NewbornDx Advanced Sequencing test provides a targeted approach to testing in a turnaround time meant for the NICU.

Genetic Testing for Cancer Survivors

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It is important for cancer survivors to talk to their healthcare providers about genetic testing on a regular basis.

The History Behind a Good Pair of Genes – Why We Celebrate National DNA Day – April 25

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It was meant to happen once, but the National Human Genome Research Institute commemorates it every year to showcase how genomics has transformed our world.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding Hope

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Diagnostic testing including chromosome analysis may be able to identify which causes of pregnancy loss are likely to recur.