Identifying genetic causes of infertility facilitates informed decisions and family planning for your patients. With 10% of infertility cases being linked to genetic factors, their detection can provide vital answers. Genetic testing can be the key for a significant number of infertile couples trying to have children, as understanding the reason for infertility can often lead to success with a range of assisted reproductive techniques.
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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…
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.