What Can I Do To Reduce My Risks of Bladder Cancer?

What Can I Do To Reduce My Risks of Bladder Cancer?

What is bladder cancer? The bladder is an organ that stores urine prior to urination. The bladder has four main layers of tissue. The type of bladder cancer someone is diagnosed with depends on the tissue in which the cancerous cells originate. What are the types of...

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Gene Therapy Aims to Cure Blindness

Gene Therapy Aims to Cure Blindness

Doctors have used the up-and-coming gene therapy tool CRISPR in a human for the first time as part of an ongoing clinical trial to treat a genetic condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). LCA is an inherited eye disorder that affects the retina (the layer of...

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New Options for Treatment of High Cholesterol

New Options for Treatment of High Cholesterol

In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication for the treatment of high cholesterol. The medication, called Nexletol (bempedoic acid), is meant to be used in combination with a healthy diet and statin therapy to treat high...

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Scientists Studying Hereditary Condition Win Nobel Prize

Scientists Studying Hereditary Condition Win Nobel Prize

Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Dr. Gregg L. Semenza won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work related to a genetic condition called von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL). VHL is a hereditary cancer syndrome that is...

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Landmark Advancement in Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

Landmark Advancement in Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) community celebrates a landmark achievement this fall. For the first time, a highly effective medication is available to treat the underlying cause of CF for 90% of people with this life-threatening genetic disease. CF causes frequent lung...

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A Family’s Journey from Asthma to Depression to Advocacy

A Family’s Journey from Asthma to Depression to Advocacy

Laura Marotta was just trying to treat her son's asthma. Instead, the asthma medication led to extreme adverse side effects, including depression, anxiety, and hallucinations. My Gene Counsel's President and CEO, Ellen Matloff, had the opportunity to talk to...

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

Hallie Andrew, MS In the blog series, "Faces of Genetic Counseling," we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. In our latest interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Hallie...

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

Faces of Genetic Counseling: Nick Little

Nick Little, MS In the blog series, "Faces of Genetic Counseling," we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. We had the opportunity to speak with Nick Little, MS, a recent graduate...

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