Photo tour of ACMG 2015


ACMG recognizes its conference sponsors

Last week, I attended and presented at the American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here is a photo tour from the conference. Continue Reading

Published! & Presenting at #ACMGMtg

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The current edition of the American Journal of Bioethics Empirical Bioethics is devoted to non-invasive prenatal screening. I was fortunate to have an article published in the issue and will present part of that research at this week’s American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics Annual Meeting. 

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WDSD: a better tomorrow for people with Down syndrome

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Today, my local newspaper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, carried an op-ed of mine in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. Here are links to the many organizations, programs, and individuals I mentioned that are making a better tomorrow for people with Down syndrome. 

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Support Accurate Information for World Down Syndrome Day

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World Down Syndrome Day is March 21 every year. Here are two ways to help provide accurate information about Down syndrome to expectant moms. 

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1-in-5 pregnant women have NIPT


And Sequenom posted its first net profit last quarter. 

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Fact sheet for the Down Syndrome Information Act

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In 2014, five states passed the Down Syndrome Information Act. More states are considering enacting it in 2015. A new resource is now available to help states implement the law consistent with professional guidelines.

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The Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Conference


Here’s why you should plan on attending the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Conference:

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Pop quiz: what’s wrong with these headlines?

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News from just the past week has featured a number of questionable headlines. See if you can spot what’s wrong about them. 

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Different is not defective


Today is World Birth Defects Day, chosen for 3/3 representing the statistic that about 1-in-33 births will be born with a birth defect. Let’s see how some are celebrating #WorldBDDay.

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