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...

CooperGenomics’ Holiday Gift to You

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Happy holidays to all of our readers! We’re excited to share our new and improved blog with all of you! As you can see, we have an updated layout, but rest assured that we’ve kept...

Thankful for the NICU

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No parent ever wishes for their child to spend time in the NICU, and yet it’s a place many parents call home for days, weeks, and even months. We were those parents. After conceiving via...

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a DNA test?!

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Six appointments with a personal masseuse for Mom – CHECK! Monogrammed 5-piece bourbon decanter set for Dad – CHECK! Winter Candy Apple Body Wash for Sister – CHECK! Now for your brother, the one who has everything...

Being Thankful for Genetics

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s the time of year where many of us start to consider what we’re most thankful for in our lives. While most people would say they are thankful for their...

The Genetics of Vampires, Werewolves, and Giants (oh my!)

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In the spirit of Halloween, we’re applying our genetics knowledge to some of the fabled haunts of the season. Did you know that genetic variants are at the heart of many of this season’s tales?...

Surviving Breast Cancer (and Fertility Treatment)

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December 24th, 2012 is the day my life forever changed. It’s the day that I found out I had breast cancer. Merry Christmas to me! I was 36 with no family history and to say...