Know More About Yourself by Knowing Your Family Health History

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Most people understand the health benefits of a good diet and exercise.  Likewise, lifestyle, stress level, alcohol, and tobacco use, as well as exposure to environmental toxins can negatively impact health.   What is often overlooked, however, is the importance of knowing your family’s health history.  This history can provide insight into medical conditions that you […]

Celebrating 11 Years of Protections of Our Genetic Information


The Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) ensures that an individual’s genetic information can not be used for discriminatory practices.

Case Report of a Rare Fetal Chimera


Congenital chimeras are rare and often come to attention due to ambiguous genitalia or a discrepancy in the sex chromosome

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Awareness Can Make a Difference


Prenatal screening for the 22q11.2 deletion is now available by cell-free DNA screening, also known as noninvasive prenatal screening.

Spring into Heart Health

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Understanding your risk factors for heart disease is a great first step towards taking care of your heart.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Do You Know if Your Genetics Put You at Risk?

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People now have a new option to determine if not they are carriers of abnormal hemoglobin genes, including those for sickle cell disease,

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute and Athena Diagnostics Named to ClinGen List for Meeting Requirements for Quality Data Sharing on Genetic Variants


Quest and Athena are two of 12 laboratories on the list identified by ClinGen as meeting requirements for data sharing to support quality assurance.

Quest Genetic Counselors Bring Insight to Genetic Testing


Quest Diagnostics employs more than 30 genetic counselors who are board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.