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AHSC Blog: Women's Health

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more

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

Pregnant woman with a glass of red wine
Tags: fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol exposure, pregnancy, maternal nutrition, maternal age, poverty, precision medicine, genetics, environment

Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique... read more