Tell me your thoughts about genetic testing

Erin - posted on 06/13/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi,

I am a student researcher from Melbourne. I am researching the impacts genetic testing has on parents of children who are being investigated for developmental delay.

I think it's really important that the issues surrounding genetic testing are discussed with the public. I am working on a news article talking about new genetic tests being used in developmental delay and I would love to include someone's story! Please let me know if you have a story I can include in my article, either by discussing it below or sending me a message. If you know what sort of genetic test was used please let me know (e.g. a microarray).

Thank you so much in advance.

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Erin - posted on 06/13/2012

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Hi Sharlene,

Thank you so much for your response, it's lovely to hear from you! How did you feel about the genetic testing process?

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Amy - posted on 12/12/2013

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My son was just diagnosed with a genetic disorder. He has phelan mcdermid syndrome. Missing 22q13 deletion. He is only 11 months. We noticed him, not sitting up on time,not eating by himself,not rolling over,doesn't play with toys. We don't know how speech will be yet he has low muscle tone. He is a larger boy too so it's harder for him to do things. He was seen buns Nero Dr and he recommended the blood work. I'm so happy with got it done. Because he could have heart problems with this kidney problems,liver,n seizures. I recommend you getting blood work done.

Sharlene - posted on 06/13/2012

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Hey Erin,I also think more studies with chromesomes and more engetic testing you have deletion chromesomes and autism and other development delays. I guess who knowns what the future holds for all these genetics.and thank you erin it has being apleasesure and good luck with your studies.take care

Sharlene - posted on 06/13/2012

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Sharlene - posted on 06/13/2012

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I believe there sould be nmore studies with genetics, Course there are a hole lot of different delays and health issues , are coming more more of a everyday thing.I have 9yr old that has autism then a 2yr old with global deveolpment delay showing 3 different delays , and with Hydrocephalus since birth and going to being tube fed.then my 1yr old has Haempilla B which is genetic from mother but I dont have it Im only a carrier and his the first to have it . So more research about genetic would be great for parents to get more knowledgement . I hope you do well ,good luck

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