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At Lurie Children's, we have a multidisciplinary approach to genetics to help you better understand and care for your children and family. Learn more about pediatric genetics in our expert blogs, resources and more. 

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Genes, Genetics and Genetic Counselors

Genetic counseling can be a valuable resource for individuals and families facing genetic conditions. Learn more about the diverse roles of clinical, laboratory, and research genetic counselors at Lurie Children's.

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Williams Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Support

May is dedicated to increasing the understanding of Williams syndrome, fostering research interest for improved treatments, and further supporting patients and families.

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All About Rare Diseases and Genetic Disorders in Children

In the US a rare disease is defined as a health condition affecting 200,000 people or less.

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Lurie Children’s Genetic Counselors Say“ Happy Birthday, Rosalind Franklin!”

Genetic counselors recognize how Rosalind Franklin’s discovery laid the foundation for what we know about the connection between genetics and health today.

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Advances in Genetic Testing Improve Diagnoses of Rare Conditions

Today's genetic testing toolkit has greatly expanded. 

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Genetics Sheds Light on Cancer Risk

A young girl was referred to Lurie Children's for surgery after her pediatrician felt a mass in her abdomen during a routine checkup. The mass was a cystic nephroma.

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Importance of Medical Foods and the Alphabet Soup of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

For people with inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) medical foods are a necessity, much more than a recommendation for good health. 

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What to Know About Prenatal Genetic Counseling

When a prenatal diagnosis is made, families meet with a prenatal genetic counselor from one of our many pediatric specialty clinics.

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All Eyes on Gene Therapy

In the past few years, exciting new therapies and clinical trials for genetic eye (ocular) conditions have emerged all over the world.

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National DNA Day - DNA Facts & History

Learn about DNA Day and the importance of the discovery of DNA.

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New Drug to Help Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Until recently, children with NF1 had few options to relieve the pain and health problems caused by the tumors that characterize this condition.

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Genetics & New Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a breakthrough therapy that could help about 90% of patients with cystic fibrosis.

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