Should Newborn Screening Protocols Include Genome Sequencing?

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, question the value of including genome sequencing to the standard regimen of tests given to newborn babies. ... read more »

What Happens At the Paternity Testing Appointment?

During the paternity testing appointment, all paperwork will be completed and signed before the physical testing is started. There could be a large amount of paperwork, so calling the DNA paternity testing office before the visit is a good idea. ... read more »

Paternity Test During Pregnancy

If you have any questions about who your baby's father is then the most reliable paternity test method is testing for DNA, and it can be done before the baby is born! ... read more »

New Down Syndrome DNA Test 10 Times More Accurate

The latest edition of the Journal of Medicine includes the story on a DNA test that is ten times more accurate than those in wide use today and it can be done much earlier in the pregnancy, too. ... read more »

New DNA Test Offers Miscarriage Clues

Twenty percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage happens to about 5% of all couples trying to have a family. ... read more »

Congenital CHARGE Disorder

In 1979, Dr. BD Hall was the first to describe CHARGE disorder. The name CHARGE is an acronym for the effects of the disorder on the body. ... read more »

Who Can Request a Paternity Test?

A paternity test is often requested by the mother of the child. In these cases, the named father is in doubt of his paternity and will gladly consent to the test to clear his name. ... read more »

Fetal DNA Pulled from Mom’s Blood

According to a study published in the journal Nature, mom's blood may hold the key to DNA and genetic testing. This study could be the first step in making genetic testing a part of prenatal care for all women. ... read more »

Ryan Phillippe Has a New Daughter but No New Wife

Reese Witherspoon is happily married again and completely in love with being a mother. Ryan, on the other hand, is waiting DNA results to prove he is the father to a daughter born with his last name. ... read more »

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome, also referred to as Hughes syndrome, is a condition of the immune system that causes blood clotting and other complications. ... read more »

FDA Says Stop Selling 23andMe DNA Tests

More than half a million customers have had their blood tested but the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says enough already. The federal agency governing medical devices has recently issued a warning letter to the product's manufacturer. ... read more »

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic disorder. The most noticeable symptom of the condition is sweet scented urine that may smell similar to maple syrup. The disease prevents the body from breaking down amino acids effectively. ... read more »

Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency is an extremely rare disease often referred to as E3. The condition is inherited. Due to the extreme rarity of the condition, significant medical information and treatment options are lacking. ... read more »

Usher Syndrome

Usher Syndrome is a relatively common genetic disorder that primarily affects vision and hearing. In some cases, children with a severe form of the disorder are born with substantial balance problems that affect motor coordination. ... read more »

New Test for Trisomy 21 Less Invasive

The age at which women are choosing to start a family is getting older and older. With increased age comes a greater risk of Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) at birth. ... read more »