How are embryos selected during IVF cycles?
In order to be able to ‘select’ an embryo – we need to first understand IVF, as this is the process that gives rise to embryos in a laboratory setting. What is IVF? The process of IVF involves using hormones to stimulate a woman’s ovaries to produce a number of eggs in one menstrual cycle. […]
The click-baiting of genetics… and how to see through the noise
On any given day, there are countless articles being published — from reporting on genetics and its implications on health conditions like autism or schizophrenia, to how-to guides on using genetics to “maximize […]
Australians can be denied life insurance based on genetic test results, and there is little protection
[2019 Update] Since this article was published, the Financial Services Council (FSC) of Australia announced its plans to introduce a voluntary, self-regulated moratorium in mid-2019. In it’s press release, FSC […]
Explainer: what is pre-pregnancy carrier screening and should potential parents consider it?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently recommended obstetricians, gynaecologists and other related health care providers offer pre-pregnancy carrier screening for genetic diseases to all patients. Pre-pregnancy carrier screening […]
The uncertain future of genetic testing
AnneMarie Ciccarella, a fast-talking 57-year-old brunette with a more than a hint of a New York accent, thought she knew a lot about breast cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with […]
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