Category: Genetics

April 6, 2023

Your Newborn Has Sickle Cell Disease. Now What?

With the guidance of experts, parents can help prevent complications.

Blood Diseases, Children's Health, Genetics

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Family photo of Krishnan family

February 27, 2023

6 Tips for Facing Your Child’s Rare Disease Diagnosis

Finding the right care team and community is key.

Genetics, Patient Stories

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Headshot of Eleanor, UNC Children's patient

July 29, 2021

Treatment Helps 2 Extraordinary Students Pursue Dreams of Helping O...

Their experiences with spinal muscular atrophy inspired their career paths.

Children's Health, Genetics, Neurology

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Senior woman reading letter while sitting at home

June 29, 2021

A Warning That Can Prevent Serious Disease

Genetic screening offers potentially lifesaving information.


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March 18, 2021

What Are MPS Disorders?

This group of rare genetic disorders can have major health implications.

Children's Health, Genetics

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Pipette adding sample to petri dish with DNA profiles in background

March 3, 2021

A Better Understanding of Eating Disorders and Genetics

Researchers hope study results can improve treatment options.

Genetics, Mental Health

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Scientist pipetting a sample for genetic testing with a background of a DNA sequence

December 18, 2020

Can Gene Editing Treat Angelman Syndrome?

Scientists have determined how to overcome a genetic mutation at the center of this debilitating neurodevelopmental condition.

Genetics, Research

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little girl snuggles with grandma on a couch

August 11, 2020

Does Anxiety Run in Families?

A combination of genes and environment explains the development of anxiety.

Anxiety, Genetics

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UNC patient Kirra Lee

March 20, 2019

Treatment Brings Hope to Children Facing Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a...

Neurologists can treat spinal muscular atrophy with a new and powerful drug.

Children's Health, Genetics, Neurology

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five test tubes in a row

January 28, 2019

The Truth About Genetic Testing Services

Commercial genetic testing labs promise information about your health. But unless you go through your doctor, you likely aren’t getting the whole story.


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Image of a patient and doctor having a conversation.

October 18, 2017

Should I Get Tested for the Cancer Gene?

Hereditary risks can be tested, giving you information and power to protect yourself—if you decide you want to know

Cancer, Genetics

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August 12, 2017

Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again

As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.

Gene Therapy, Genetics, Genome, News, Patient Stories, Research

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