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Blessed by Science: Response to a Genetic Disease

As much of the world struggles with the moral dilemmas that arise from the answers that genetic testing can and does provide, there are pockets of society that have found ways to embrace technology for the very basic reason of ensuring the longevity of their communities. Ironically, it is some of the very oldest of…

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Child Support and Paternity Testing

Child support can be a difficult subject for couples going through a separation or divorce. Some would argue it doesn’t matter whether or not the couple was ever married, when it comes to the care of child; what is most important is that both people involved in the creation of a life share in the…

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Genetic Engineering 101

Genetic engineering is a form of genetic modification in which selected genes are taken from one organism and implanted into another to have a desired effect. Genetic engineering enables researchers to improve all aspects of life by impacting areas such as medicine and pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Genetic engineering or transformation is a popular topic because…

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Fetal DNA Testing – New Parameters

Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of DNA is a new and expanding option for pregnant women. Research has shown it to be accurate for detecting trisomy, in women who are considered low or high risk. Trisomy exists when there are three copies of a chromosome instead of the normal two. Clinical studies have pointed to the…

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