Genetic testing has the potential to help a significant number of couples in their wish to have children. Identifying the precise cause of any infertility allows for better treatment decisions, and enables enhanced counseling for parents in regard to risks for their children.
Articles on reproductive
Carrier screening is a genetic test used to determine if a healthy person is a carrier of a recessive genetic disease. The goal of carrier screening is to help individuals understand their risks of having a child with a genetic disorder and review the range of options available to guide pregnancy…
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological cancers, and the annual incidence of ovarian cancer is 12.1 per 100,000 women. Familial ovarian carcinoma has been described in the context of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome. Inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, HBOC…
Proof-of-principle rapid noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of autosomal recessive founder mutations. Ten parental alleles in eight unrelated fetuses were diagnosed successfully based on the noninvasive method developed in this study.
Validation of a semiconductor next-generation sequencing assay for the clinical genetic screening of CFTR
Genetic testing for cystic fibrosis and CFTR-related disorders mostly relies on laborious molecular tools that use Sanger sequencing to scan for mutations in the CFTR gene. We have explored a more efficient genetic screening strategy based on next-generation sequencing of the CFTR gene.
This is the first case report in Oman and the Gulf region of a 17-β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 3 (17-β-HSD3) deficiency with a novel mutation in the HSD17B3 gene that has not been previously described in the medical literature.