Tag: genetic disorder

Birth defects

In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, here are 10 things you need to know about birth defects from the Centers for Disease Contro ...
Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

This year, the March of Dimes and other health organizations are commemorating the 50th anniversary of newborn screening. In 1959, the March of Dimes ...

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 ...
Chat on genetic counseling

Chat on genetic counseling

Ever wonder if genetic counseling is for you? Join us for a #pregnancychat on genetic counseling and why it’s important. Dr. Susan Klugman, Director o ...
Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is an international advocacy day to bring widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge. The day is celebrated ...
Sickle cell disease and the March of Dimes

Sickle cell disease and the March of Dimes

Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder in which round red blood cells take on a characteristic abnormal, curved “sickle” shape. African-Ameri ...