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Prenatal Genetic Screening

Testing is a huge component of proper care. I am always on the lookout for learning about new tests and their validity and this is an interesting one. 130 more words

BRCA Testing & Self Exams

It was exactly 3 months ago today that I received news of my diagnosis.  Since then, many people have asked me how I knew I was BRCA positive and how the cancer was found.  607 more words


He gave his parents a present of genetic testing -- and then a divorce

I’m a stem cell and reproductive biologist. I fell in love with biology when I was in high school. It was the realization that every cell in my body has the same genome and DNA, but each cell is different.

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Science Policy Around the Web - September 12, 2014

By: Bethanie L. Morrison, Ph.D.

Genetic Testing

Lasker Winner Calls for More Genetic Testing for Cancer
Dr. Mary-Claire King, 2014 Lasker award winner and the woman who discovered the BRCA1 gene, has boldly proposed that all women over the age of 30 be screened for cancer-causing genetic mutations. 569 more words


NPR article on genetically testing all women for BRCA1 and BRCA2

First off, here is the link to the article.

I am really curious to hear the opinion of others who are reading my blog so please comment and start a discussion.   299 more words

Go Under the Microscope with Dr. Gail Vance

Today there are more than 900 genetic tests for many different diseases.  So what do you need to know?  Dr. Gail Vance shares some helpful insight into genetic testing. 25 more words


Health: Alarming Statistics On Rape In America

New statistics out about sexual assaults and rape of women and men in the United States shows more have dealt with the trauma than first believed. 75 more words