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Is Eugene Carrier Screening right for me?

Learn if Eugene carrier screening is right for you by checking out this short video, where our Co-Founder and Genetic Counsellor, Zoë Milgrom talks us through what the test is […]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: It’s time for ovary-action

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Australia, and 2021 marks its 20th anniversary, an important milestone for Ovarian Cancer Australia, who support women through a diagnosis, raise the profile […]

Eugene is awarded the Australian government’s Boosting Female Founders grant

We’re thrilled to announce that Eugene has been awarded the Boosting Female Founders grant. We were selected from over 2,200 companies to receive funding to bring to market a genetic […]

This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Know Your Genes: Know Your Risk

Breast cancer is common – 1 in 8 Australian women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. We all know someone – a sister, mother, aunt, friend – who’s experienced this […]

A change in pricing for Eugene Carrier Screening

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we are mindful about the massive impact it has had on everyone and really appreciate that we are living in unprecedented times. Fortunately, at Eugene […]

An update on coronavirus — from all of us at Eugene

As the COVID-19 situation affects people everywhere, Eugene is committed to making sure that our customers and referring healthcare practitioners can count on our at-home genetic testing & online genetic […]

Life insurance and genetic testing: An important 2019 update

The relationship between genetic testing and accessibility to life insurance has always been rocky. Historically, life insurance companies have been able to discriminate against people based on genetic test results, […]

Getting the most out of your genetic counselling appointment

So you’re about to have a call with a Eugene genetic counsellor before having a carrier test, and are wondering what to expect? Well, that’s a totally normal question so […]

10 questions to ask before doing a carrier screen

Thinking of doing a preconception carrier test? We’ve put together the ten most frequently asked questions (and their answers) to help you with the decision making process. 1. What is […]

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. […]

A checklist for planning a pregnancy

In terms of love, hope, time and effort, planning a pregnancy and raising children can be the greatest investment people make. There are emotional considerations to be made. Practical logistics […]

Report: Being healthy is for the wealthy

Australians with lower incomes are dying sooner from potentially preventable diseases than their wealthier counterparts, according to our new report. Australia’s Health Tracker by Socioeconomic Status, released today, tracks health […]

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 […]

Pre-pregnancy genetic checkups, ethics of editing human embryos & why black women have worse outcomes with breast cancer

How pre-pregnancy screenings work? And should potential parents consider it?   Pre-pregnancy genetic screenings are a check up for your genes to see if you (or your partner) are carrying any […]

Editing human embryos with CRISPR is moving ahead – now’s the time to work out the ethics

The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they’ve successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise. With headlines referring to “groundbreaking” research and […]

Pregnancy myths from the 1600s, the first US attempt to genetically modify a human embryo, the complexity in our genes and more..

For the next someone mentions your biological clock Looking at you, mom. First give them your best side eye. Then send them this. Takeaway: The myth of “fertility dropping off a […]

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 […]

Postpartum psychosis: “I’m afraid of how you’ll judge me, as a mother and as a person”

I have a story to tell you, but I’m afraid I’m a less than perfect narrator because there are crevasses in my mind that I fall through whenever I try […]

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 […]

Even though genetic information is available, doctors may be ignoring important clinical clues

With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about their genetic lineage and what races and […]

Gifs on DNA, genetics of depression, and the grossly untrue (and hilarious) claims people make in the name of genetics

Scientists put a GIF into the DNA of a living bacteria using CRISPR, a fancy new gene editing technique… (Read more)     Figuring out the genetics of depression Depression is the […]

Doctors don’t like to talk about race & parents would like blue-eyed kids.

Doctors are human too. Talking about race makes doctors as uncomfortable as the rest of us. While medical professionals have generally accepted that race and ethnicity can play a role in disease […]

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