Results of a recent study suggest the possibility that in the future, genetic profiling may be used to identify whether children with 22q11.2 Microdeletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS; Velocardiofacial/DiGeorge syndrome) are at risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or psychosis.
Among BRCA mutation carriers, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) results in an 80% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer and a 50% reduction in risk of breast cancer if the surgery is performed before the onset of menopause.
Results of a retrospective cohort study show that use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection is on the rise but cast doubt on whether the technology is improving reproductive outcomes. Brian Levine, MD, MS provides commentary.
A computerized decision-support guide may help women make more informed choices about prenatal testing, according to results of a randomized trial published in JAMA. The findings, which require validation in other populations, suggest that, were women better educated about the technology, fewer prenatal tests would be done.