Genetics

prenatal genetic testing for Down Syndrome and other conditions has become standard practice. Learn more about genetic testing and genetic disorders and discover how genetics determine your baby's gender.

How New Technologies Can Help Influence Whether You'll Conceive a Boy or a Girl

Cutting-edge techniques can help couples conceive the baby of their dreams. But is that such a good thing?

What Will My Baby Look Like?

Everyone wonders who baby will look like, but there's no way to know whether the traits we treasure in ourself, our partner, and our family will pop up in our offspring. However, you can make an educated guess -- here, genetics experts show you how.

Genetics and Your Baby

How genetics influence your baby's looks and personality.

Predict Your Child's Health Future

You can pass on genes for asthma, obesity, and even ear infections. Read up on ways to keep your children healthy.

How Much Will Your Baby Be Like You?

The complex gene pool you hand down can shape everything -- from how funny your child is to whether he likes peas.

What Is A Genetic Disorder, And How Does It Occur?

Many prenatal tests look for genetic disorders -- but what exactly is a genetic disorder, and what can you do (if anything) to prevent one from happening?

Health 101: Genetic Testing Before & During Pregnancy

Find out what genetic testing is, and whether you and your partner should get tested before you get pregnant.

How Risky is Genetic Testing?

Advances in prenatal diagnostics have made genetic testing much safer. We went to the experts to find out just how safe they are.

In the Genes: Where Baby's Looks Come From

From the color of her eyes to the shape of her nose, learn how your cutie's features are formed.

The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.

Why You Should Thank Your DNA for Your Kids' Academic Success

New research looks at how DNA influences academic achievement, and let's just say, it does. A lot.

Genetic Disorders: All About Cystic Fibrosis

Worried that your unborn child might have cystic fibrosis? Here's what you need to know.

U.S. May Soon Allow Babies to Have Three Genetic Parents

Yes, it's possible, but it's probably not exactly what you think.

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