Abortion: hard to talk about when no one will say the word

The American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics (ACMG) issued an updated statement on how cell free DNA screening should be done. It's not clear, though, why cfDNA screening should be done. Continue Reading

What exactly is MaterniT21, Harmony, verifi, & Panorama testing?

If more women were accurately counseled about what exactly cell free DNA is testing, they would immediately understand that their test results are never diagnostic. Continue Reading

Photo tour of ACMG 2015

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

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.  Continue Reading

How to deliver a Down syndrome diagnosis … better

Too many parents have bad experiences from how their medical team delivered the diagnosis that their child has Down syndrome. Fortunately, research, guidelines, and online training exist on how best to deliver the diagnosis. Continue Reading

ACMG Posters: prenatal testing saves society money through abortion?

The final installment of research presented as posters at this year's American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics conference.  Continue Reading

ACMG Posters: needs of expectant mothers with a prenatal diagnosis for Down syndrome

Another round-up of research from this year's American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics. Continue Reading

ACMG Posters: non-invasive prenatal screening still has false positives

Another roundup of research presented at this year's ACMG conference on prenatal testing for Down syndrome and other genetic conditions.  Continue Reading

ACMG Posters: studies do not support professional recommendations

I attended and presented a poster at this year's American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee. Here's what some of the other posters reported on the research their authors had conducted regarding prenatal testing. Continue Reading