Genetics

What's in your genome? Parents-to-be want to know

Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. And, when offered an opportunity, most couples want to know which disease-causing genes, or risk factors, they carry and could unwittingly pass to their children.

Oncology & Cancer

Some breast cancer patients are missing out on genetic counseling

As new genes are linked to breast cancer occurring in families and as genetic testing becomes more important in directing treatment for newly diagnosed patients, a substantial number of those at the highest risk are not getting ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG advocates cascade testing for hereditary gene mutations

(HealthDay)—Obstetrician-gynecologists should be aware of who is eligible for cascade testing, use resources to ensure testing is offered, and know which options can help patients overcome potential barriers to testing, ...

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