Six Generations of Genetic Prion Disease Stopped with the Help of PGT

Six Generations of Genetic Prion Disease Stopped with the Help of PGT

For most of us, there is no single day that defines the course of our lives. No obvious line in the sand delineating the “before” from the “after.” For Amanda Kalinsky, however, there is most assuredly a day – April 22nd, 2009. It was the day she found out she...
PGT for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

PGT for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome? While most cancer happens by chance (i.e. sporadic), about 5-10% of cancers are caused, in part, by inheriting a genetic variant from a parent that increases the risk for certain cancers over a person’s lifetime....
New Medical Guidelines on Breast-Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing

New Medical Guidelines on Breast-Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but some of you have breast cancer on your minds all year long. Maybe you’re a breast cancer survivor or your family members have had the disease. Five to ten percent of people with cancer have an inherited form, such as...

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