October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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On the CooperGenomics blog, we try to focus on important topics in fertility and genetics, while keeping our tone light and throwing in ample pop culture references, and puns, when possible. Today's subject though, we've...

IVF: What Are the Basics?

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IVF is a term you hear about everywhere these days.  From friends and colleagues to the radio DJ to Hollywood.  It is pervasive enough that there is likely some assumed knowledge in the general population....

A Brief History of Cystic Fibrosis

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In the genetics world, cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the better-known inherited conditions. It's relatively common (at least in the European population) and it has its own well-established foundation, representing approximately 30,000 people with...

PGS, PGD Explained

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Couples undergoing fertility treatment are forced to learn an entirely new language spoken solely in acronyms. IVF (in vitro fertilization). IUI (Intrauterine insemination). PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis). PGS (preimplantation genetic screening). It may seem like...

Diapers, Bottles, Genetic Tests, II

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Genetic testing is just one of the many options to weigh when planning to have a baby. Our last post introduced Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), the process of screening for genetic disorders in embryos. Preimplantation...

Diapers, Bottles, Genetic Tests

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Today, along with buying diapers, bottles, onesies and the perfect bib, moms and dads-to-be are adding a number of sophisticated genetic tests to their “New Baby Preparation” to-do list. Genetic testing can allow future parents...