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Making Sense of Prenatal Testing

Making Sense of Prenatal Testing

By Olive Shihui Zhu, MS; Genetic Counselor, ORM China When counseling patients about the option of Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS, or PGS) prior to their in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle, patients often ask me whether there are tests to look for
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Can the increasing age of American fathers affect the health of their children?

Can the increasing age of American fathers affect the health of their children?

Advanced paternal age: How the increasing age of American fathers could affect the health of their children By Gena Shepherd, MS, CGC; Genetic Counselor Whether you travel the world, focus on your career, or meet your soulmate at age 38,
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5 Questions to Ask Sperm Banks About How They Do Genetic Screening

5 Questions to Ask Sperm Banks About How They Do Genetic Screening

By Leslie Evans, MS, CGC; PGD Program Manager We know that many of our patients are looking for a tall, twinkly-eyed, handsome gentleman with an ivy-league education. Often the genetic profile (or lack thereof) is not high on the list of
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The Top 5 Myths About Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

The Top 5 Myths About Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

By Emily Mounts, MS, CGC; Director of Genomic Services + Genetic Counselor Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS, or Comprehensive Chromosome Screening, CCS) is now widely used in the IVF field to identify and transfer embryos free from major chromosome abnormalities. As a
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Who should be considering PGD vs. PGS?

Who should be considering PGD vs. PGS?

By Serena Talcott Baughman, MS, CGC; Genetic Counselor Who should be considering PGD versus PGS? During our genetic consults, patients commonly ask, “What is the difference between PGS and PGD?” Fertility treatment is full of three-letter acronyms and genetic testing
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