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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.
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.
May is dedicated to increasing the understanding of Williams syndrome, fostering research interest for improved treatments, and further supporting patients and families.
In the US a rare disease is defined as a health condition affecting 200,000 people or less.
Genetic counselors recognize how Rosalind Franklin’s discovery laid the foundation for what we know about the connection between genetics and health today.
Today's genetic testing toolkit has greatly expanded.
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.
For people with inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) medical foods are a necessity, much more than a recommendation for good health.
When a prenatal diagnosis is made, families meet with a prenatal genetic counselor from one of our many pediatric specialty clinics.
In the past few years, exciting new therapies and clinical trials for genetic eye (ocular) conditions have emerged all over the world.
Learn about DNA Day and the importance of the discovery of DNA.
Until recently, children with NF1 had few options to relieve the pain and health problems caused by the tumors that characterize this condition.