Tag: genes

March of Dimes-funded researchers have identified genes involved in preterm birth

March of Dimes-funded researchers have identified genes involved in preterm birth

Premature birth is a complex problem with no single solution. Each year, about 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, and more than one mil ...
Do you need carrier screening?

Do you need carrier screening?

Recently the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) updated their recommendations for carrier screening. A gene is a part of your bod ...

What causes Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is caused by extra genetic material from chromosome 21. Chromosomes are the structures in cells that contain the genes. Each person n ...
Supreme Court decision related to gene patenting

Supreme Court decision related to gene patenting

“The March of Dimes is delighted with [the] unanimous Supreme Court decision in the case Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, findin ...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Today’s guest post is written by Ridgely Fisk Green, PhD, MMSc. Dr. Fisk Green is Carter Consulting contractor at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defec ...