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Prenatal Genetic Screening and Microarray Testing – a Consideration for all Women?

23 Mar 2017
Kathy Salari, MD
Prenatal Genetic Screening and Microarray Testing – a Consideration for all Women? Every parent wants a healthy baby. The purpose of prenatal screening and testing is risk stratification and diagnosis of pregnancies affected by an anatomic or genetic abnormality. Results from prenatal testing help inform parents about the health of their baby, as well as guide pregnancy management. Historically, prenatal screening and testing primarily focused on the detection of Down syndrome, as the incidence increases...
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Loss in the Eyes of a Nurse…

02 Mar 2017
Stefanie Castro, RN, BSN, CD, CPD
Loss in the Eyes of a Nurse… As I write this entry, I am reminded of being in the hospital, holding the hands of all those patients who were experiencing one of the worst days of their lives. I had not yet experienced my own miscarriage, however, I found a way to be there and nurture so many families when they were faced with this horrible news. I think two things can occur from caring...
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Understanding High-Density versus Targeted Sequencing for PGS

24 Feb 2017
Matthew C. Goering Ph.D., HCLD
Understanding High-Density versus Targeted Sequencing for PGS The newest and most widespread method used for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) available to practitioners and patients today, involves the use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. I will admit that I was hesitant to endorse the new technology when it first became available because there were only a few published studies describing the application of this powerful genomic technology for PGS, and there was little consistency in...
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