Ericka Hegrat

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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 Latest on Genetic Testing

How much can you learn from prenatal genetic testing? We went to the experts to find out.<p>There are a few different categories of genetic testing that parents should know about, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San …

Home Genetic Testing Faces Legal Hurdle in Maryland

In home genetic tests are available in other states for $99.<p>By Kate Andries, Capital News Service<p>With the cost of DNA sequencing dropping rapidly, …

New Post-Birth Test Reveals Baby’s Genetic Blueprint And Health Risks: Would You Want To Know?

Amelia Sloan — a healthy baby girl — is one of the first to take part in a large-scale research project taking place outside Washington, DC to <b>decode</b> …

$99 23andMe DNA Test Could Predict Your Entire Health Future

Our current health care system is built around reaction: doctors wait for patients to fall ill and only then find a way to heal them. But what if, …

Molecular Biology