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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 …

Designer babies: Is genetic screening healthy or harmful?

Day 6 speaks with doctors who have opposing views over eugenics<p>The U.S.-based genetic testing company 23andMe has patented a system for parents who …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

Next-generation sequencing could enable IVF clinics to determine the chances of children developing diseases<p>The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 May after a Philadelphia couple had cells …

Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

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 …

Molecular Biology