Health & Disease

FMR1, the Gene Responsible for Fragile X Syndrome

The first time that you hear your baby cry, thousands of emotions flood your brain but the wait is finally over and he’s finally...

Preventing Jewish Genetic Diseases Through Carrier Testing

When Eden Gold was born, she was a perfect, healthy baby girl. By the time she was 9 months, Caroline, her mom, knew something...

The Ups and Downs of Cystic Fibrosis – Living With a Life-Threatening Genetic Condition

“Woe is the child kissed on the brow who tastes salty, for he is cursed and soon must die.” A warning from the Middle...

Genetic Testing to Assist in the Correct Dosing of Warfarin

It’s flu season. You bring it home and spend the weekend in bed. With painkillers every six hours, an extra dose of ‘Neocitran’ at...

Celiac Disease – When the Gluten-Free Diet is not just a Fad

Genetic changes explain why some of us are more sensitive to gluten than others and how it leads to celiac disease. From Weight Watchers to...

Caffeine may Increase your Risk of a Heart Attack

Knowing how fast your body breaks down caffeine can save your life! It’s Wednesday afternoon and your brain is refusing to cooperate. You join...

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Entering a new-era of gene-editing 

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Going beyond single gene mutations

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Attaining Closure

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