• Considering Transfer of Mosaic Embryos: What You Need to Know
    Mosaic embryo results after PGT-A testing often throw patients for a loop during an IVF cycle. Most patients who elect to do PGT-A testing come into the cycle hoping for Read more
  • #GradSchoolSoWhite: Efforts To Diversify a Homogenous Field
    In 2015, the Academy Awards announced their slate of nominees for the four major acting categories. To activist April Reign’s chagrin, all 20 nomination slots were occupied by white actors Read more
  • Race, Reproductive Medicine, and Dream Redefined
    People of color encounter significant racism across all fields of medicine at both the systemic and individual level. Reproductive medicine and genetic counseling are no different, and despite our best Read more
  • Gattaca, The New Eugenics, and the Importance of Responsible Genetic Counseling
    In her piece below, our new Editor, Nikki Alexander, brings together findings from fellow intern Brian Earle's showcase project on The New Eugenics by Judith Daar, with discussions the Advocate Genetics Read more
  • Genetic Counseling and Disability Communities: A Torn Advocacy
    The field of genetics is advancing more rapidly than ever, and so are the available technologies we can use to understand our DNA. While some mysteries of heredity remain to Read more
  • PGT-P: Testing the Future
    Imagine a crystal ball - mystical gray and silver clouds floating around inside of it. Now, imagine that those clouds could paint you a picture of your future child’s health Read more
  • PGT-P Testing: Exploring the Science
    Just like everything else touched by technology in the past few decades, the genetic testing options for embryos are evolving at a rapid pace. And to spice things up and Read more
  • How to prioritize mosaic embryos?
    When IVF patients have mosaic embryos, how should they decide whether to transfer, store, or discard them?  When a patient goes through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and opts to have preimplantation Read more
  • The great PGT-A debate
    Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies, or PGT-A, has been a popular tool used to select embryos for transfer during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for decades. The technology aims to detect Read more
  • Is it safe to test embryos?
    The ways in which we rely upon screening tools before and during pregnancy has recently been in the media spotlight. In January 2022, a New York Times article about the utility of noninvasive microdeletion Read more
  • How do egg donors feel about sharing their family history with a genetic counselor?
    Of course, family history is an incredible gift for a future child's permanent health history, and reviewing a donor family tree with a genetic counselor can help shape the family Read more
  • Epigenetics in donor pregnancies?
    Sometimes people assume that if they have a non-genetic child that their child won’t be like them.  And I think that’s a really big misconception about the way genetics works. Of Read more
  • Should we be worried about our donor's genetic carrier status?
    Clients often ask how concerned they should be about genetic carrier status when they are considering working with an egg donor. Ultimately, your decision to proceed with a donor when Read more