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.

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Why I Decided to Do Genetic Screening Before Trying to Get Pregnant

I'll admit I was nervous to spit into a DNA kit's vial to see if I'm a genetic carrier for any conditions. But I knew it was a necessary step before having kids with my husband.

Do At-Home DNA Kits Actually Benefit Your Baby's Health?

Genetic testing of newborns is on the rise, but it's not without controversy. Here's what parents need to know before they order a test.

The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

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

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.

Baby Abandoned at Airport 33 Years Ago Finds His Birth Parents, Only to Learn His Mother Died

"I have found my birth father and siblings on both sides, who were all unaware of my existence," Steven Hydes (aka "Gary Gatwick") wrote on Facebook.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Should You Get PGD?

With preimplantation genetic diagnosis, parents can screen embryos for genetic abnormalities before undergoing IVF. Here’s everything you need to know about PGD.

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A Guide to Genetic Testing Before & During Pregnancy

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

Triploidy Syndrome in Pregnancy

Learn more about this rare chromosomal abnormality, which usually results in early miscarriage.