Knocked Up Podcast: Genetic Testing and Family Planning

Posted on 16 January 2020

At Women’s Health Melbourne, we’re often asked about pregnancy and genetic testing. Who needs genetic screening? When should it happen? What conditions, diseases and genetic mutations should you be tested for? How do the results impact your family planning? (And how do genes work, anyway?)

This is a personal issue that can feel scary and overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be – especially with the help of a genetic counsellor. This week, we’re joined by Zoë Milgrom, the founder and chief clinical officer of Eugene Labs, a Melbourne-based company that aims to make genetic testing and counselling accessible to everyone. This interview is a must-listen if you have questions about genetic testing.

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