Genetics

Decoding your baby's DNA: It can be done. But should it be?

Maverick Coltrin entered the world a seemingly healthy 8-pound boy. But within a week, he was having seizures that doctors could neither explain nor control. They warned that he would probably die within a few months.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disorders

Extending noninvasive prenatal screening to all 24 human chromosomes can detect genetic disorders that may explain miscarriage and abnormalities during pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes ...

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 ...

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