How to Support a Loved One with Endometriosis

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, but for those suffering from this challenging disease, the awareness of the impact of endometriosis lasts a lifetime, affecting one’s overall health as well as their fertility. If you’re not...

May Gene Therapy: Making Decisions About Mosaic Embryos

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Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is a genetic test designed to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates by providing information about embryos' chromosomal health. Embryos with the correct number of chromosomes (called euploid) have a...

A Day in the Life of a Genetic Counselor

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What is a typical day like for a genetic counselor? It’s a question that I’m asked frequently when people find out what I do for a living (second only to - What’s a genetic counselor?)...

Gene Therapy March 2018: Pandora and Your Polygenic Score

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I love Greek mythology. The drama, the deceit, the scandal; it’s like The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 1300 BC. One of my favorite stories is the one about Pandora. The Cliff Notes version goes...

Matchmaker, Make Me a (Genetic) Match!

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Well, now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, you might be thinking you know where I’m going with this. A blog post from a genetic counselor...

Your Donor Fits You But Do Their Genes?

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You’ve decided to use a donor. No matter what brought you to this point, there are a lot of factors that go into picking the right egg or sperm donor for you. As a genetic...