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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Triploidy Syndrome in Pregnancy

Learn more about this rare chromosomal abnormality, which usually results in early miscarriage.
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This 10-Year-Old Boy Needs Three Organ Transplants—and You Can Help

Noah was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at five months old. Now, at age 10, he needs a new liver and lungs. His family have reached out to the public for help.
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More Genetics

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.
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Technology Can Influence Whether You Conceive a Boy or Girl

Techniques exist to help couples conceive the baby of their dreams. But is that such a good thing?
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