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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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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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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA): New Treatments & Newborn Screening

Research is leading to a better understanding of the genetic basis for neuromuscular disorders, including SMA, and new approaches to treatment.

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Neurogenetics: Genes & the Nervous System

Advances in the field of genetics have helped researchers identify specific genes and chromosome locations that are involved in many neurologic disorders.

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X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is Added to the Newborn Screen in Illinois

Newborn screening can change a baby’s life. It is testing that is done shortly after birth to help detect serious health conditions before obvious symptoms appear.

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Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing & Children

The Genetic Counseling team explains what to consider when looking for a service and what these results could really mean for you and your family.

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