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What You Should Know About PALB2 and Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics

When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”


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A Rare Disease That’s More Common Than You Think

Tags: blood clots, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health, thrombophilia, vascular disease

Factor V Leiden is a little known disease, and it might be more common than you think. Having European ancestors increases your risk of having the defective gene for this blood disorder.


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Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Tags: autoimmune disorders, celiac, celiac disease, gene, genetic disorder, genetics

Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder.


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What You Can Learn From Basketball Star Isaiah Austin

Tags: genetic counseling, genetics, marfan syndrome

When basketball star Isaiah Austin stood in front of the crowd at June’s NBA draft, the moment had special meaning for people with genetic conditions.


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Newly Discovered Protein Inhibits Cancer Growth

Tags: angiogenesis, cancer, DNA, gene, genetics, news, Tumors, vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs)

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a protein that inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors and slows development of new blood vessels that help cancers to spread.


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Do Your Genes Increase Your Risk of Getting Cancer Twice?

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, endometrial cancer, genetics, PTEN gene, research, thyroid cancer

According to a new study, people with a certain genetic mutation have a higher chance of developing cancer not once, but twice. Find out what the research means for patients.


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Remarkable Story of a Girl and a Disfiguring Tumor (Video)

Tags: fibrous dysplasia, genetic disorder, genetics, video

An aggressive case of dysplasia disfigured her face, but couldn’t destroy her spirit. Find out how she braved 11 surgeries – and finally won.


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Are These 3 Fears Scaring You Away from Genetic Medicine?

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics

Patients want to know what genetic information means, who can use it and who pays for it. Get answers here.


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Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetic information, genetic testing, genetics, health screenings

Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.


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How Your Ancestry and Ethnicity Affect Your Health

Tags: family health history, genetics, personalized healthcare

When it comes to your health, who you are and where you come from matter. When you gather your family health history, include your ancestry and ethnicity.