Tag: genetic condition

Collecting your family health history

Collecting your family health history

Thanksgiving is a time when many families get together, celebrate and give thanks. It’s  also a great time to talk about your family’s health history. ...
Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...
What you need to know about birth defects

What you need to know about birth defects

Every 4 ½ minutes in the US, a baby is born with a birth defect. That means that nearly 120,000 (or 1 in every 33) babies are affected by birth defect ...

Progeria – accelerated aging in children

Much in the news of late, progeria is an extremely rare genetic condition with only 200-250 children worldwide living with it at any point in time. Th ...