COVID-19 and Genetic Testing

Last spring, President Joe Biden set a goal for 70% of American adults to be vaccinated in time for July 4th.  As of May 2021, 50% of Americans have been at least partially vaccinated against the disease.  While the feat…

Angelina Jolie Raised Much Awareness by Sharing Double Mastectomy Experience

Angelina Jolie started what is now referred to as the “Angelina Effect” when she shared publicly she had undergone a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer back in May of 2013. Testing positive for a mutation in the BRCA1 gene,…

Genetic Testing Guidelines Issued For Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is well-known as a disease that progressively weakens muscles, leading to muscle spasms, difficulty walking, and eventually difficulty breathing. What many people don’t know is that MD is actually a group of diseases, each of which can…

Genetic Testing: More Accessible in Obamacare

Genetic testing is a new and important field of medicine, making early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer even more possible. Genetic testing can determine if a woman has the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutated genes, which…