Laura Zink

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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> …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

One Egg Created From Two Mothers Could Prevent Genetic Disorders

Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have discovered a crazy sci-fi way to possibly prevent genetically-inherited diseases. This …

Scientists Find New Genetic Link For Autism And Schizophrenia

Despite all the years of research that have gone into them, cognitive conditions like autism and schizophrenia are still largely a mystery. Here's …

Photographer Blends Portraits of Fathers and Sons to Show Genetic Similarities

People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar <i>are they</i>, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …

Genetically Engineered Babies | HuffPost

Genetic map helps untangle 'complex diseases' - Futurity

Scientists analyzed more than 120 million patient records to understand the genetic factors at play …

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 …