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 [...]
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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 [...]
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death around the world. In the US, 1 of every 4 deaths is attributable to cardiovascular disease, and sudden cardiac arrest is the biggest cause of natural death. While lifestyle, environment and behavior can influence the development of cardiovascular disease, genetics [...]
Many patients come to our adult genetics practice experiencing complex or unusual neurological signs and symptoms. These patients may have been diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition, neuropathy, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy or other disease, but something about it is abnormal. The symptoms may have progressed earlier or faster than expected, [...]
Cancer is a formidable adversary, affecting millions worldwide and causing profound physical, emotional and financial challenges. Understanding the genetic causes and foundations of cancer can empower individuals and families to make informed, proactive healthcare decisions. It can also open doors to personalized treatment options. In this blog post, we [...]
What is Genetic Counseling? Genetic counseling involves helping individuals and families to understand the implications of genetics on their health and family life. Genetic counselors work with patients to learn about their medical and family history (including looking for common red flags) and assess their risk for a genetic [...]
The Untapped Potential of Genetics in Healthcare The field of genetics has always been concentrated in academia and utilized for research. Even in clinical practice, genetics has largely remained within academic health centers. For years, genetic testing was simply too expensive to be standard for most patients. Today, new [...]
Too often, patients with rare and inherited genetic disorders have a history of difficult healthcare experiences and fragmented medical records. With more than 5,000 known genetic disorders, these disorders manifest in many ways, across multiple systems in the body, necessitating a variety of specialists for treatment and management. Having [...]