Genetic Screening of Parents and Embryos Spreads as Costs Fall

“The revolution in genomics is not only changing the way people who carry genetic diseases have children. It is starting to make its way into everyone else’s family planning, too. As the ability to analyze big data grows, doctors can now tell with much more accuracy and ease whether two people are carriers of a huge catalog of genetic diseases before the couple starts trying to have a child. One test, from Sema4, part of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, identifies 281 separate illnesses…”