Newborn Screening Ethics

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Do parents of babies born in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area have to provide informed consent for newborn screening? [Scroll to bottom for answer]                           … Read More

DC Newborn Screening

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Within the DMV, which newborn screening program screens for the most conditions? [Scroll to bottom for answer]                                     … Read More

Genetics vs Genomics

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What’s the difference between genetics and genomics? [Scroll to bottom for answer]                               Simply put, genetics encompasses single gene disorders that … Read More

Pharmacogenomics of Statins

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Is genetic testing to assess the risk of statin-induced myopathy commercially available? [Scroll to bottom for answer]                                     … Read More

Databases for Genetic Tests

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Is there a database where I can find out what labs offer specific genetic tests?                                         … Read More

GINA

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Does the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 prohibit life, disability, or long-term care payers from setting premiums based on an individual’s genetic testing results? [Scroll to bottom for answer]       … Read More

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. How many people have contributed to the largest Parkinson’s disease (PD) biobank in the world? [Scroll to bottom for answer]                     … Read More