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Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnosis

Lauren Korty

This talk will present an overview of the different types of chromosomal and genetic disorders and how they can be detected in the prenatal setting. The discussion will address the different methods of screening a pregnancy for these disorders, including maternal serum screening, non-invasive prenatal testing, and ultrasound. The lecture will also discuss prenatal testing options, such as CVS and amniocentesis, along with current testing methodologies, including karyotype, microarray, and single-gene analysis. It will also explore new technologies such as fetal whole-exome sequencing.

Instructor: Lauren Korty provides risk assessment and prenatal genetic counseling at the UCSD Maternal Fetal Care and Genetics Clinic. As part of the UCSD Family Cancer Genetics Program, she helps ensure that patients and families with an increased risk of cancer receive proper care, with a focus on cancer prevention and early detection. She received her MS in genetic counseling from UC Irvine.

Coordinator: Roger Sanders

Course Number: OSHR-70081   Credit: 0 units

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