PreventionGenetics will not be receiving specimens on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. We request that you take this into consideration when shipping cell cultures and time-sensitive specimens. Our regular shipping and receiving instructions apply to all other days over this holiday weekend.
Employee Spotlight: 2019 Genetic Counselor Match Day
We are pleased to announce that six of our employees were recently accepted into Genetic Counseling Graduate Schools. Only about 400 students enter training programs each year at 45 US accredited training programs and 4 Canadian programs. As described below, all of these programs send out their offer letters to applicants on exactly the same day: Match Day, which this year was April 26.
Comprehensive Hearing Loss Testing at PreventionGenetics
Hearing loss is one of the most frequent congenital anomalies, affecting up to 1 in 500 newborns worldwide (Sloan-Heggen, et al. 2016). While both genetic and environmental factors contribute to hearing loss, an estimated 80% of pre-lingual hearing loss is due to genetic causes. PreventionGenetics offers a comprehensive and flexible test menu for hearing loss. Our new 190-gene Hereditary Hearing Loss and Deafness Sequencing Panel with CNV Detection covers both sydromic and non-syndromic hearing loss.
PreventionGenetics Partners with the Little Zebra Fund to Provide Clinical Genetic Tests
MARSHFIELD, Wis.,April 8, 2019 -- PreventionGeneticstoday announced a partnership with theLittle Zebra Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to clinical genetic testing for patients in theSan Francisco Bay Area. The organization was founded by two physicians who specialize in making rare diagnoses and recognize the value of genetic testing in ending the diagnostic odyssey. The Little Zebra Fund offers financial assistance to qualified patients for genetic testing; funds must be requested by a healthcare provider.
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as Intellectual Disability Awareness Month as a way to increase public awareness of intellectual disabilities. April was declared Autism Awareness Month in 1970 to educate the country about autism and promote inclusion.