Scientists Take a Cautious Approach to a New Wave in Genetic Engineering

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You may have recently seen the word “embryo” in the news more often than usual. Headlines such as “Scientist makes case to edit embryos” and “British Scientists Want Permission to Genetically Edit Viable Human Embryos”...

A Week in Genetics

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We at CooperGenomics like to stay on top of the latest news in the field of genetics. If you are like us, you can look forward to a bi-weekly Genetics News RoundUp on our blog!...

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...

Positive Exposure

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Every day we notice differences between ourselves and other people- things that might arouse curiosity and things we often don’t understand. For many children and adults with genetic disorders, the physical features associated with their...

An Evening of Fertility and Genomics at ASRM

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We are in the midst of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting and there is plenty going on! Our team is delighted to have the opportunity to share our contributions to the growing...

Genetics of Autism

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Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by impaired communication, impaired social relationships, and repetitive behaviors or narrow interests. Current estimates indicate that between 1 in 90 and 1 in 110 children in the United States are...

Genuine Life With Artificial DNA

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DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, encodes the biological instructions necessary for the development and function of all living things. It is known to be the instruction manual or blueprint for life. Recently, a new breakthrough in...

ESHRE 2014

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Since its first meeting in 1985, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has dedicated itself to promoting significant advancements in the field of reproductive biology and medicine. ESHRE supports research and emphasizes the...

Sequenced at Birth: A New Era in Newborn Screening?

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Every year, millions of babies are born in the United States. Before leaving the hospital, all babies are routinely screened for selected inherited and congenital conditions using a few drops of blood from the newborn’s...

The Unknown of our Genome

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As new genetic testing becomes available on a regular basis, it may seem like we have it all figured out. But the truth is, there is still a whole lot that we don't know about...