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Genetic Testing, Microdeletion Syndrome, and the New Panorama Software

Prenatal Genetic Testing

Susan J. Gross, MD, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Pediatrics and Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine discusses genetic disorders, comparing DNA to a “string of pearls,” with DNA as the pearls and chromosomes as the string. Gross goes on to say that many common genetic disorders are related to the “strings” (chromosomes), affecting many genes. They could also be single gene, or even microdeletion, where a section of the chromosome is missing.

Panorama testing is unique in that it gives a percentage risk for microdeletion syndrome, allowing for a more effective physician-patient interaction when screening for genetic disorders.

Resources & References:

http://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/7294/susan-gross/

http://www.panoramatest.com/en