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...

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day: What Our Counselors are Thankful For

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November 9, 2017 is the first annual Genetic Counselor (GC) Awareness Day. As a company dedicated to providing genetic information, we at CooperGenomics are so very proud of our expert genetic counseling team! They are...

Will I Inherit My Family’s Autoimmune Condition?

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“My mom has lupus, is that inherited?  Will I get it, too?  Will my kids?  My uncle has MS, what about that?”  These are common questions that genetic counselors are asked when we take a...

Why Your Family History is Important

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I was in grad school, listening to my teacher describe connective tissue disorders, a set of genetic conditions that affect the tissues that connect and support the body, when my heart sank. My mouth went...

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...