Science & Research

November 7, 2017
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Melanie W. Hardy, MS, MS, LCGC   As a genetic counselor, it’s very common to get confused looks from people when I try to describe to them what I do for a living.  At JScreen, genetic counselors are a vital part of the carrier screening process to help ensure accurate, appropriate testing for program participants. 

February 17, 2017
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by Rabbi Ilana Garber “These are all the people,” my husband explains as he points to the variety of seeds, hundreds of them, that have fallen off my son’s everything bagel and now cover his plate. “And of all of the people, each one has different genes, different ways their bodies are made.” He goes

July 13, 2015
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  People are sometimes concerned or surprised about finding out that they carry a genetic condition. Every person on earth carries several genetic conditions (mutations), usually without any symptoms or signs, so it’s actually quite normal to test positive. But when two people are carriers for the same genetic disease and have children together, their