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Are These 3 Fears Scaring You Away from Genetic Medicine?

Your genes contain powerful information. To the trained eye, they hold the keys to your future health and your risk of disease. But the power of genetics also comes with anxiety, especially when it comes to legal and insurance questions. Patients want to know what genetic information means, who can use it and — frankly … Read More

Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

It’s dizzying to consider how genetic testing could change our approach to managing our health, making it possible to focus effort based on risk, before a disease even develops. But it also raises complex questions about privacy. You might wonder whether the information that comes to light could raise your insurance premiums or affect an employer’s decision … Read More

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Decoding Your Risk for Heart Disease

Pinpointing genetic causes for heart disease is a complex and dynamic process that changes rapidly as new discoveries are made. There are a few important things to keep in mind if you want to explore your family’s genetic risk for certain heart disorders. Checking for risk factors and genes    While the genetics of many … Read More