We are excited to announce that Reprogenetics, Recombine, and Genesis Genetics have joined forces as CooperGenomics, bringing the best of these three companies together as part of the CooperSurgical family. (As I like to say, think of us as the Destiny’s Child of genetics knowledge!)
This is big news not just for the CooperSurgical family, but if you are someone considering having children or are currently pregnant, for YOUR family as well! Though genetics may not be at the very top of your to do list, (i.e. “Go grocery shopping, find my charger, learn more about my genetic history”), information about your DNA can actually be a valuable tool for your family planning. No matter where you are in your journey– thinking of having a family, actively trying to have a family, or pregnant and about to expand your family– we can help you better understand your genetics so that you can make informed healthcare decisions. And who doesn’t want to be an empowered patient?
At CooperGenomics, our team is committed to advancing the field of reproductive genetics, improving outcomes, and educating families worldwide. “How?”, you ask. Through building and offering the latest and greatest in genetic testing! Here are just a few ways we can give you better answers than that magic 8 ball you’ve been relying on:
CarrierMap Screening: This is a test for those who want to be proactive and plan their reproductive future. The CarrierMap screen looks at your and your partner’s DNA to determine if you might be at an increased risk of having a child with certain genetic conditions.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): This is a pre-pregnancy test appropriate for people who are at a high-risk of having a child with a specific genetic condition. PGD involves genetically testing embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) with the goal of finding and transferring an embryo that is not affected with the condition. This can greatly reduce the risk of having a child with a specific genetic disease.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS): This is also a genetic test performed on a IVF embryos, but in this case, it is appropriate for almost anyone undergoing IVF, not just those at high-risk for passing on a specific condition. PGS provides insight into the overall chromosomal health of embryos, which can improve the success rates of IVF and decrease the risk of miscarriage.
Non-invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS): This is a safe screening test available to all expecting mothers. Performed after 10 weeks gestation, NIPS uses a small sample of maternal blood to assess the risk for a pregnancy to be affected with certain chromosome abnormalities, like Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13..
CooperGenomics offers all of that and more! We are working hard to find the latest cutting-edge technology that helps bring the healthiest outcomes to families like yours, and we are committed to offering services, like expert genetic counseling, that help you make the most of your genetic testing results. We also want to provide you with the resources needed so that the next time you see your doctor, you will not only be a fully empowered patient but your doctor will wonder where you got so much genetics knowledge in such a short time!
All of us here are incredibly enthusiastic about what the future holds, and we hope to become your go-to resource for all things fertility and genetics. Please click HERE to subscribe so you’re aware of our latest posts that will include both fun (yes, fun!) and informative fertility and genetics news.
So put the safety goggles on, get the sparklers out, cue the fireworks and let’s celebrate the CooperGenomics family becoming a part of yours! (And don’t worry – we’re the kind of family that won’t embarrass you at this year’s family barbecue!)