Horizon Carrier Screen
August 29, 2016
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic condition diagnosed in childhood. The condition primary affects boys, and about 1 in 3,500 boys are born with Duchenne each year. The condition has a similar incidence to a more well-known condition, Cystic Fibrosis. Unlike Cystic Fibrosis, carrier screening for Duchenne has not been as widely available until recently. If a woman is a carrier for Duchenne, she has a 50% chance of having an affected child if she has a boy. Join Doctor Kimberly Martin, Senior Global Medical Director for Natera, as she discusses the benefits of early carrier screening Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We’ll also hear from Leia, who is a Duchenne carrier and a big advocate of early screening. Leia will discuss how knowing your carrier status can help with family planning decisions and, potentially, your own health.
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