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National Hepatitis Testing Day 2019

May is hepatitis awareness month, and Sunday, May 19, marks National Hepatitis Testing Day 2019. It’s a chance to remind the public and health care providers alike that everyone should be tested for viral hepatitis. What’s viral hepatitis? There are three main types: Hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus… Read More »

2019 Preview: DNA testing will lead to a decline in genetic disorders

Screening could lead to fewer embryos with inherited conditionsDR G. Moscoso/Science Photo Library By Alice Klein A marked fall in the number of babies born with inherited illnesses is possible, as a pre-pregnancy DNA test is used more widely. The test checks whether prospective parents carry genes that, if both pass a copy to their… Read More »