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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 …

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 …

Pregnancy

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 …