Oncology & Cancer

Study supports PSA screening for male BRCA2 carriers

(HealthDay)—Systematic prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is advised for men who are carriers of the BRCA2 mutation, which is associated with a higher incidence of prostate cancer, younger age at diagnosis, and clinically ...

Genetics

Opinion: Why we should be worried about gene-carrier screening

The ability to cheaply and quickly sequence entire genomes is changing the way diseases are identified and treated. But it is also likely to change the way we make some of the most important and personal decisions of our ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG recommends use of carrier screening before pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends use of carrier screening for all women, according to two Committee Opinions published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The future in your genes

Would be parents are opting for cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening tests to assess the chances of having a baby suffering with CF, a life-shortening genetic disorder with no cure.