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Moving Past Misdiagnosis: The Value of a Genetic Evaluation

In the realm of rare diseases, misdiagnosis abounds. A 2023 study found that rare disease patients are misdiagnosed an average of three times and see five doctors before being accurately diagnosed. These misdiagnoses extend suffering, complicate treatment, and leave individuals and families grappling with uncertainty and frustration. How Misdiagnosis [...]

Moving Past Misdiagnosis: The Value of a Genetic Evaluation2024-05-16T12:47:33+00:00

Seeing a Geneticist Could Offer a Roadmap for Heart Health

In a time of continued scientific and clinical advancements, integrating genetics into healthcare holds immense promise for areas like cardiovascular medicine and care. Today, through advanced testing and analysis, medical geneticists can help patients and their families understand their genetic risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiac events. Working with [...]

Seeing a Geneticist Could Offer a Roadmap for Heart Health2024-05-02T13:48:28+00:00

Using Genetics to Take Proactive Action Against Cancer

Our genetic makeup not only dictates our physical traits but also influences our susceptibility to cancer and other serious health issues. In recent years, the field of genetics has emerged as a beacon of hope, offering insights that empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health. Through advanced [...]

Using Genetics to Take Proactive Action Against Cancer2024-03-14T12:56:35+00:00

Unexplained Symptoms? Medical Genetics Could Benefit Your Health and Wallet.

A Costly, Expensive and Frustrating Quest for a Diagnosis An experience many of our patients share is one of repeat visits to hospitals, care providers, and specialty practices for tests and examinations. For people with rare diseases, an accurate diagnosis takes 5 to 8 years on average. Others wait [...]

Unexplained Symptoms? Medical Genetics Could Benefit Your Health and Wallet.2024-03-14T12:39:09+00:00

High-Level Guide to Genetic Connective Tissue Disorders

The average person has never heard of connective tissue, but it’s practically everywhere in your body — from your skin to your eyes to your heart. So what is it? Connective tissue provides elasticity, structure and metabolic support to numerous organs, joints and other bodily structures. It binds, separates [...]

High-Level Guide to Genetic Connective Tissue Disorders2024-01-31T14:02:10+00:00

Understanding Chromosome 15 Disorders: A High-Level Guide

The human genome is a complex tapestry of chromosomes and genes. Each one influences our development and overall well-being. Chromosome 15 — one of the 23 chromosomes, which includes one copy each from the maternal and paternal sides — harbors a myriad of genes involved in various functions of [...]

Understanding Chromosome 15 Disorders: A High-Level Guide2024-01-10T21:31:05+00:00

Unraveling the Genetic Puzzle of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease affects millions of people worldwide. While it is far from the only factor, your DNA can impact the risk of your kidneys malfunctioning. Understanding the power of genetics and genetic testing can revolutionize how doctors diagnose, manage, and even prevent many serious diseases. In this blog, we'll [...]

Unraveling the Genetic Puzzle of Kidney Disease2023-09-28T17:12:50+00:00

4 Areas Where Genetics Matters Most in Primary Care

At SequenceMD, we’re passionate about integrating genetics into primary care. Genetic testing and evaluation were once cost-prohibitive and rarely covered by insurance. Today, costs have dropped, and insurance coverage is increasing. At the same time, scientific research and development has vastly enhanced our ability to improve patient outcomes by [...]

4 Areas Where Genetics Matters Most in Primary Care2023-09-19T15:50:55+00:00
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