The Patient Library is your resource for objective, up-to-date information about the field of genetics. This resource will help you understand key areas of genetics and how they affect your personal health.
To know about genetics is to know about yourself. This basic background can be a helpful resource for understanding genetics.
Many genetic-related topics are discussed during or prior to pregnancy. These topics can empower you with information on what testing options are available, help you understand what results can and cannot tell you, and help you decide which tests are right for you based on your own personality, beliefs, needs and values.
Genetic testing in the setting of a personal or family history of cancer is becoming more and more common. This powerful technology can tell us a lot about our personal risks for cancer, our family members’ risks for cancer, and steps we can take to lower those risks. It is equally as important to understand the limitations of genetic testing for cancer. Use these pages to inform your decisions as you navigate this growing field of genetics.
Learn what early detection of genetic conditions can uncover about your newborn and genetics.
Unpack the buzzword and bring light to genomic testing for targeted cancer therapies, whole genome testing, genetic nutrition tests, and direct to consumer tests. This section will be updated as new developments are made in this field.