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More info Scandi Ancestry via DNA

The source for the following, very informative article is Your Genetic Genealogist in regard to questions on the validity of Scandinavian DNa in those with English genealogical ancestry. 740 more words

Families for the Treatment of Hereditary MND (FaTHoM)

Scientists from the University of Oxford have set up ‘Families for the Treatment of Hereditary MND’ (FaTHoM), an initiative to bring together the community of families affected by inherited forms of MND. 511 more words

MND Research

Selecting A Breeder

We constantly hear warnings from friends, news stories, activists, and veterinarians about “problem” breeders. So I think most of us are aware of the need to look for a “good” breeder when looking for a puppy to add to our family, but what does that really mean? 1,993 more words



It’s a crazy thing when people ask, “How is Aislin doing?”

What do you say? How do you say it? Do you say the truth? Do you just say, “Fine.” 707 more words


Genetic Psych Testing

At the risk of sounding like a human infomercial…

Attention anyone who has ever taken anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, hypnotic, or ADHD medication: have you had genetic testing done by your therapist or psychiatrist? 486 more words

Bipolar Disorder (BPD)

The Waiting

It’s been about a year since my last update about the genetic testing results we were waiting on after our third loss. For those of you new here or who have forgotten, we agreed to participate in genetic testing/research through the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. 300 more words

MTHFR & Pregnancy

An example of how one creative medical worker helped us welcome our baby girl into our family: 

In the beginning I didn’t think miscarriages happened to people “like me”. 779 more words