Tagged: Genetic Diseases

What is pre-pregnancy carrier screening? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 19, 2017

Gina Ravenscroft, University of Western Australia; Nigel Laing, University of Western Australia, and Royston Ong, University of Western Australia The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently recommended obstetricians, gynaecologists and other related health care providers offer pre-pregnancy carrier screening for genetic diseases to all patients. Pre-pregnancy carrier screening involves testing healthy adults … Read More

What is Neurofibromatosis? - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Mar 23, 2011

by Mary Gray, PhD Student, Clinical Genetics Research Group I was reading this article a few days ago and felt inspired to write a few words about one of the most common genetic diseases that few people know about. Neurofibromatosis type one has a world wide incidence of 1/3000 people, meaning that around 1300 or so New Zealanders could … Read More