Why Newborn Screening Is So Important

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September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. In lieu of this, we at CooperGenomics think it is the perfect time to discuss what it is, why it exists and how it relates to lesser known areas...

Elena’s Story: Importance of Fertility Testing

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Welcome to my first post for CooperGenomics.  I am so honored to be asked to be a monthly contributor as an advocate for infertility awareness and support.  My name is Elena and I blog at...

How could your genes affect your baby’s health?

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Our previous post introduced the first Pregnancy Planning and Fertility Preservation workshop hosted by CooperGenomics with presentations by Dr. Serena Chen and Dr. David Keefe. After Dr. Serena Chen spoke about preparing your body for...

How Do You Plan For a Healthy Pregnancy?

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The flyer came by my desk one morning: “Planning to Start a Family in 2015 or Beyond?” I am not actively planning for a baby yet but I am sure that I want to be...

Testing for Jewish Diseases in Non-Jewish People?

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A recent article in The Jewish Daily Forward (“Non-Jews Hit by ‘Jewish’ Diseases Fall Through Cracks of Genetic Screening”) discusses the incidence of diseases once thought to be particular to individuals of Jewish descent in...

Celebrate Family Health History Month with Carrier Screening

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When it comes to preventing hereditary cancers and passing on genetic diseases, the best secret weapon you can have is to know your family health history.  For diseases that tend to reoccur in families, such...