This Week: August 8th, 2022
There are different types of concerns that can arise when performing genetic testing; to use an analogy, there could be large paragraphs of text that accidentally repeat themselves, which alters the meaning of a chapter in a book, or there could be single letter changes in important sentences that change the meaning of an important thought. Our geneticist, Dr. Tamar Goldwaser, talks today about those latter changes: single gene mutations, and how we are able to detect them during pregnancy.
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Dr. Nathan Fox is an OBGYN with a subspecialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He provides obstetrical care and consultations for high-risk pregnancies at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates in New York City as well as a range of diagnostic and other procedures at Carnegie Imaging for Women.
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