Why is Everyone Talking About “Three Parent Babies”?

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Sickle cell anemia. Cystic fibrosis. These are conditions that you may have heard of in a biology class, on the news, or maybe through a friend. Two genetic conditions you probably have not heard of...

How Are Genetic Conditions Passed On?

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We’ve all discussed genetic conditions around the dinner table and heard things like, “that disease skips generations” or “we don’t have that condition in our family so it’s not coming from me”. While it can...

7 Infertility Instagrams You Need To Follow

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Sometimes we need a break from the celebrity and meme heavy photos we see on our Instagram feeds. Here are some of our favorite Instagram accounts which highlight personal patient experiences and patient education about...

The Facts About Egg Freezing

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Elective oocyte cryopreservation commonly known as “egg freezing” has been increasing in popularity since it was labeled non-experimental by ASRM, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in 2012. This has come with an explosion of...

Getting to Know Your Body While Trying to Conceive

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We’ve spent our entire lives inside of our bodies, so we should know them pretty well, right? Despite time spent in biology classes and doctor’s offices, a lot of us don’t have the first idea...

What do I need to know about Zika virus?

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In April of this year, the CDC announced that a Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly, among other birth defects, prompting health care organizations to educate women and couples about how to assess...

CooperGenomics Genetic Counseling: A Unique Experience

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You may have recently read one of several press articles about the nationwide shortage of genetic counselors. Some articles, like this one released by NPR, focus on the deficit of qualified professionals, while others, like...

What are the Common Causes of Recurrent Miscarriage?

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Miscarriage. It is a difficult subject, that is rarely discussed among friends and family, even though it occurs with surprising frequency. According to the March of Dimes, as many as 50% of all pregnancies end...

PGS, PGD Explained

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Couples undergoing fertility treatment are forced to learn an entirely new language spoken solely in acronyms. IVF (in vitro fertilization). IUI (Intrauterine insemination). PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis). PGS (preimplantation genetic screening). It may seem like...