Trisomy Awareness Month takes place in March.  What is trisomy?   Our genes, which are coded for in DNA, contain the information that makes us who we are. In living cells, DNA is packaged into “chunks” called chromosomes. At the moment of conception, we inherit 23 chromosomes from our mother in the egg and 23 from […]

Have you heard of MTHFR testing? You probably will. Here’s the information you need to make an informed decision about it. What is MTHFR? According to the Internet, MTHFR is a gene responsible for everything from fatigue and impotence to vaccination reaction and autism. But, that’s not right. As a pediatric geneticist, I am here […]

Infertility is one of the hardest problems couples can face. It affects about 10 percent of women of childbearing age. You might find it interesting that about 40 percent of the time, the male is the only or major contributing cause of the problem. There are many ways to treat infertility, including medication and surgery, but perhaps […]