Samstag, 17. Februar 2018 11:00 – 11:30 Uhr
„Genetic screening for a healthy family“
Dr. Irene Miguel-Escalada, EvolveGene
Genetics are a central factor in the field of reproductive medicine, which has been overlooked for years. Nevertheless, the advent of state-of-the art sequencing technologies and our increasing knowledge of human disease and genetic diagnosis has led to the development of blood and saliva-based genetic tests that are readily accessible to patients and practitioners.
During this talk, genetic carrier screens for future parents and non-invasive prenatal genetic tests for expectant mothers will be discussed. These tests are recommended by professional societies and include simple DNA tests that can determine if you and your partner carry genetic mutations that can lead to serious inherited disorders in your children; as well as safe non-invasive prenatal screens to determine whether the developing baby may have chromosomal conditions.