Experts don’t advise that young children get tested for a well-known breast cancer gene mutation. But if mothers are tested, …
The actress made the difficult decision to remove both her breasts before she developed breast cancer, but her genetic makeup means her children may be at increased risk of the disease as well.
Testing for fetal abnormalities can alert expectant parents to potential health problems to come. And it’s the parents who should decide on how to act on those results, right?
It may be the ultimate test of a parent’s devotion
Should worried parents be able to test their babies for diseases they may develop down the road, just because they’re curious? Should worried teens be able to screen themselves, without parental knowledge, for disorders that …
Jenn McNary’s two sons have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Why can only one child access a drug that can prolong his life?
Teaching children to find the line between humor and disrespect
A California company hopes to take the needles — and risk — out of prenatal genetic testing.
This week’s TIME cover story (available to subscribers here) asks a simple question with a complicated answer. Sophisticated DNA testing is allowing parents to learn more about the health of their children than ever before, but …
Would you want to know if your unborn baby is at risk of autism?
The mystery is over. Doctors now know what’s ailing Adam Foye
Researchers hope the contest will finally provide long-awaited answers for three ill children
Dana Nieder was at a loss. Doctors had been trying to figure out what was wrong with her daughter Maya since she was 7 months old. Now 4 1/2, Maya didn’t learn to walk until long after her second birthday and still can say only …