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Our dedicated team of genetic counselors has over 35 years of combined experience in specialized fertility medicine.
Our team is supported by the outstanding reproductive medicine physicians at ORM Fertility. We pride ourselves on the compassionate care for which ORM Fertility is already known.
EMILY MOUNTS, MS, CGC
Director of Genomic Services + Genetic Counselor
SERENA TALCOTT BAUGHMAN, MS, CGC
GENA SHEPHERD, MS, CGC
Genomic Services Coordinator
ALISON COATES, PHD
Embryology Laboratory Director
What is genetic prion disease? Prion diseases are a group of rare, degenerative neurological disorders caused by changes in proteins normally found in the brain, called prions. The exact role of prion protein is unknown, but it is believed to be important to the...
Individuals who have family members with certain medical conditions may benefit by seeing a genetic counselor to explore the risk to develop the condition themselves as well as pass it on to their children. One part of the consultation will usually be to record the...
Do direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies take appropriate measures to secure the genetic privacy of consumers?
The availability of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), previously known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), for hereditary cancer syndromes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 or Lynch syndrome is fairly universal these days. Even five years ago, however, many healthcare...
Couples who choose to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT, also known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD) are motivated by the desire to prevent the transmission of a genetic disease to their pregnancy. For many of...
Case study on PGT for ADPKD, also referred to as PGD for ADPKD.