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?...

How Are Genetic Conditions Passed On?

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We’ve all discussed genetic conditions around the dinner table and heard things like, “that disease skips generations” or “we don’t have that condition in our family so it’s not coming from me”. While it can...

Green for Gaucher’s

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What you choose to wear on your feet can say a lot about you. Your shoes can let others know you’re a fan of comfort, a good cheetah print, or the season’s top trend. Shoelaces...

National Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day

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  Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that affects 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 8,000 girls worldwide, and yet many people have never heard of it. July 22nd marks the 14th anniversary...

Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness

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June 19th marks anniversary of Sickle Cell Awareness Day, and September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Since its inception, many organizations have come together to bring more awareness to this serious genetic disease. What is sickle cell...

October is Gaucher Disease Awareness Month

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Along with pumpkins and other fall festivities, October marks awareness initiatives for several causes such as Gaucher disease, Down syndrome and breast cancer. Gaucher disease is caused by mutations, or changes in the GBA gene...