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Understanding the PKU Test

Understanding the PKU Test

Even though a PKU child can seem perfectly healthy for the first few months of life, the lack of a PKU test can lead to irreversible brain damage. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder that occurs when each parent passes on an abnormal PAH gene to their child. People with only one abnormal gene do [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling

Since the beginning of time, people have recognized the concept of inheritance—that is, traits are passed down from generation to generation. In most situations, those traits are looked at with pleasure. However, when there is a genetic condition in the family that causes disease or birth defects, there is usually great concern. Genetic disorders, while [...]

September 12, 2011 More