At Courtagen, we offer DNA testing that uses next generation sequencing to diagnose neurological, mitochondrial, and other disorders. Because the brain and mitochondria are so complex, many of our panels have a thousand genes or more.
As with computers and other technology-based fields, an incredible amount of progress has been made in our understanding of genetics since Watson and Crick first described DNA over 60 years ago.
Next generation sequencing is a relatively new lab method that looks at more genes in less time than previous technologies, precipitating an explosion of knowledge connecting genes and health. Advances are also being made in the treatment and management of genetic conditions.
Even with all this advancement, there are some myths about genetic testing that still exist. Today we are going to debunk four of the most commonly-believed genetic testing myths.
Topics: Genetic Testing
Maybe your physician has ordered genetic testing for you, or perhaps you’ve been wondering if it might be helpful to have your child undergo a genetic test. Perhaps you are a physician who has never used genetic testing as a diagnostic tool before. If you are considering a genetic test for any reason, but aren’t sure if it’s something you want to pursue, this article is for you.