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15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is revolutionizing health assessments before birth.
… Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and for many years prenatal genetic testing has required invasive procedures with associated risk. New DNA sequencing … is called cell-free fetal DNA testing, or more commonly, non-invasive prenatal testing ( NIPT ), and it can be …
News Release
Most pregnant women want recommendations from their doctors when deciding which information to receive from prenatal whole genome sequencing.
… when deciding what types of information to receive from prenatal whole genome sequencing. The study, by researchers … the entire set of genetic instructions found in a cell. Non-invasive prenatal whole genome sequencing is not currently …
News Release
A simple blood draw is replacing a giant needle to the belly for testing their fetuses for a range of genetic disorders.
… their fetuses for a range of genetic disorders. This non-invasive blood test, combined with advances in genomic medicine, has many predicting that prenatal whole genome sequencing will be widely available in …
Event
On April 16-17, 2018, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of CHild Health and Human Development (NICHD) hosted a joint workshop - Genomic Medicine for Reproductive, Prenatal and Neonatal Health.
… a joint workshop  -  Genomic Medicine for Reproductive, Prenatal and Neonatal Health. … 6710B Rockledge Drive … Bethesda, Maryland … Genomic Medicine for Reproductive, Prenatal and Neonatal Health … On April 16-17, 2018, the … a joint workshop - Genomic Medicine for Reproductive, Prenatal and Neonatal Health. … On April 16-17, 2018, the …
Staff
Diana Bianchi is an adjunct investigator in the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical … cell-free (cf) DNA in the plasma of pregnant women -- non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) - has revolutionized …
Educational Resources
Genetic testing is the use of a laboratory test to look for genetic variations associated with a disease.
… Genetic Testing … Genetic testing is the use of a laboratory test to look for genetic … associated with a disease. … Genetic Variation, Genetic Testing, Genetic Counselor, Newborn Screening, Family Health …
About NHGRI
The Genomic Medicine Working Group explores and advises on issues related to the adoption of genomic medicine.
… Medicine, Personalized Medicine, Genomics In The Clinic, Prenatal Testing, Genetic Testing … The Genomic Medicine Working Group explores and …
For Patients and Families
​Genetic tests may be used to identify increased risks of health problems, to choose treatments, or to assess responses to treatments.
… Genetic testing uses laboratory methods to look at your genes, which … results might mean to you and your family. Because genetic testing tells you information about your DNA, which is shared … that have a higher risk of specific inherited diseases. Prenatal testing is offered during pregnancy to help identify …
Educational Resources
Genetic counseling is the professional interaction between a healthcare provider with specialized knowledge of genetics and an individual or family.
… an individual or family. … Genetic Counseling, Healthcare, Prenatal Testing, Genetic Disease, Genetic Disorder, Health …
Genetic Disorders
Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to chromosome 21.
… have Down syndrome. It is recommended that thyroid level testing be performed at least yearly. Some infants with Down … infants. … Down Syndrome, Chromosome 21, Genetic Disorder, Prenatal Testing, Newborn Testing, Mental Retardation, Trisomy 21, …