Can it happen again? Informing pregnancy decisions using personalised risk information

When a child is diagnosed with a serious genetic condition caused by a new genetic change (de novo mutation), parents often worry about the chances of this happening again in future pregnancies. Currently, the general recurrence risk given in clinic is a population average (usually ~1-2%). However, there is now a new strategy, called PREGCARE, that can refine this risk for each individual couple. This presentation by Professor Anne Goriely and Dr Alison Kay from the University of Oxford explores how it works, its potential benefits and what it means from a practitioner’s perspective. Dr Emilie Wigdor introduces the session.

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