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AHSC Blog: Children and Family Health

Pregnant woman and doctor holding a DNA model
Tags: prenatal testing, noninvasive prenatal testing, pregnancy, genetics, genomic testing, prenatal genetic testing, maternal DNA, Down syndrome, aneuploidies, liquid biopsies, fetus

During the past six years, advances in genetic technology completely have changed the way women and their health-care providers approach genetic testing during pregnancy. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), one of the newest... read more

Boy using an inhaler outdoors
Tags: asthma, allergic asthma, precision health, precision medicine, genetics, genes, dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, human genome, biomarkers

Asthma is a complex condition estimated to afflict as many as 23 million Americans. Asthmatics present with a variety of symptoms that either start in early childhood or present anytime through adulthood, or later in life, with... read more

Illustration of cancer cells, showing the blood vessel formation providing the cells with oxygens and nutrients
Tags: Cancer, immunotherapy, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immune system, bone marrow transplants, chimeric antigen receptors, CAR T cells, lymphoblastic leukemia, clinical trials

Most people familiar with cancer treatment know of three main options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But a newer option, called immunotherapy, is creating quite a buzz across the cancer community. These drugs teach the... read more