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genetic testing

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‘A little bit of hope’

Addison Weith’s genes put her at risk for health troubles. Her family’s vigilance during the pandemic has kept her healthy for the longest stretch ever.

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‘I feel good about my decision’

To dodge genetic risks, a Michigan teen opts for thyroid surgery. Her family is glad she did.

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‘Relieved of the uncertainty’

After seeing a trend of cancer in her family tree, a 27-year-old sought genetic testing to discover her personal risk.

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‘You’re going to be fine’

Lindsey Pietrzyk grew up with a mysterious heart condition. Now she's part of a growing family with faith in the future.

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‘An unbreakable spirit’

Born with a bone disorder that leaves her vulnerable to fractures, 9-year-old Addilyn won’t let life slow her down.

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‘A completely different baby’

Born with a rare and life-threatening immune system disorder, baby Emmett gets a new start with a bone marrow transplant.

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When every second counts

Meet baby Owen, the first child in Michigan to benefit from a lightning-fast whole genome sequencing program.

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‘Jemima is a miracle’

Most babies with trisomy 18 never make it to birth. Those who do typically die shortly thereafter. This toddler is blasting the odds.

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Haylie’s mystery, solved

The Schneider family faced profound questions about their daughter’s developmental differences. Advances in genetic testing finally revealed answers.

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Asking the tough questions

After her brother dies of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a woman ponders whether to get genetic testing.

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‘They are so blessed’

Parents of children with rare genetic diseases celebrate their daughters' unique gifts.

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A crowning moment for Huntington’s disease

Shelby Lentz is competing for the Miss Michigan title. But since her diagnosis, she's now competing in a race against time.