Genetic Similarity Between Autism and Schizophrenia

New discoveries of genetic mutations link autism, schizophrenia, certain seizure disorders, and certain intellectual disabilities as stemming from a common origin. ... read more »

Male Diseases Affecting Male Fertility

Researchers in the United States and Mexico recently completed a study on the impact of male diseases that cause various sperm-related issues that affect fertility. The study was published in the journal Current Opinions in Obstetrics and Gynecology. ... read more »

Genetic Testing to Prevent Fatal Brain Disease in Children

A 27-year-old woman wanted to have children but she did not want her children to live as she does, knowing she is genetically inclined to develop a very rare crippling brain disease. ... read more »

Common Genetic Conditions Due to Ethnicity

Some genetic disorders are more likely to occur among people who trace their ancestry to a particular geographic area. People in an ethnic group often share certain versions of their genes, which have been passed down from common ancestors. ... read more »

"Designer Baby" Patent a Bioethical Concern

A group of bioethicists has gone on record for speaking out against a controversial patent that could lead to the development of 'designerbabies'. ... read more »

Human Genome Project: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications

The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program was founded in 1990 as an integral part of the Human Genome Project. ... read more »

The Likelihood of Genetic Disorders

When a genetic disorder is diagnosed in a family, family members often want to know the likelihood that they or their children will develop the condition. ... read more »

Research Setting Vs. Clinical Genetic Testing

The main differences between clinical genetic testing and research testing are the purpose of the tests and who receives the results. ... read more »

Possible Treatment Breakthrough: Fragile X Syndrome

Previous medical research has pinpointed the part of the cell affected by FXS but a new study reveals how the problem occurs. ... read more »

Customizing Genes Through Designer Sperm

Scientists have brought us a step closer to stopping genetic diseases before they pass from one generation to the next. ... read more »

New Way to Detect Genetic Defects in Egg Cells

Infertility can devastate some couples, but advancements in IFV have been able to give many families the children they’ve always wanted. ... read more »

A Man's Fertility May Decrease With Age

At least for me, the stigma about a mother having children later in life, such as 40 years old or older, is pretty firmly established. ... read more »

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