What Patients Need to Know About the New Names for PGS and PGD

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40 years ago, the field of reproductive medicine saw its first successful birth from in vitro fertilization (IVF) and since then, technological advancements have led to the births of over 8 million more IVF babies....

Our 6 Favorite Fertility & Genetics Summer Reads

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There are still a few weeks of summer left, so there is plenty of time left to grab a good book and head to the beach or pool to get your read on. If you,...

May Gene Therapy: Making Decisions About Mosaic Embryos

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Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is a genetic test designed to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates by providing information about embryos' chromosomal health. Embryos with the correct number of chromosomes (called euploid) have a...

A Day in the Life of a Genetic Counselor

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What is a typical day like for a genetic counselor? It’s a question that I’m asked frequently when people find out what I do for a living (second only to - What’s a genetic counselor?)...

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...

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...

PGS in the Press: The Real Deal

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The latest hot topic just became hotter! Preimplantation Genetic Screening – or PGS – is one of many advancements within the field of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and infertility treatment. Also referred to as Comprehensive Chromosome...

Do You Know What Hemochromatosis Is? Should You?

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You may be asking yourself, “What is Hemochromatosis?” And really, that’s what we want you to ask yourself! Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is an adult-onset genetic condition characterized by too much iron circulating in the body....