Madison Baxter

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Genetic Testing: It's Complicated

We readily use the term "genetic testing" in daily conversations. But we are dangerously close to oversimplifying a broad and multidimensional field of medical research. The fundamental challenge lies in how we translate complex, molecular technologies in a laboratory into actionable genetic …

The Top 3 Benefits of Genetic Testing

Are you at-risk for Alzheimer's? Are you predisposed to Parkinson's? Do you have an increased chance of cancer? A new breakthrough in science lets you stop guessing and start knowing.<p>The science of genetics exploded in the last decade as researchers completed the Human Genome Project, which mapped …

Ovarian Cancer Testing Strategy Aims To Find Cancer In Its Early Stages

Ovarian cancer, although rare, is the deadliest of all women’s reproductive cancers. It’s estimated that this year alone, over 22,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer of the ovary and over 14,000 women will die. This type of cancer is also one of the most difficult to …

Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient

OP-ED<p>Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient<p>Giving parents a torrent of information about a child's genetic disease risk will profoundly change the experience of bringing a new life into the world.<p>July 19, 2013|By Stefan Timmermans<p>The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and …

The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.<p>The risks of most genetic testing are more emotional than physical, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San Francisco Medical …