Should I have my child genetically tested?

In this post, we’ll review the basics of genetic testing and what to consider before having children tested. There’s a growing number of services that offer testing for children, and many parents are curious about the accuracy of these tests, their privacy, and other important issues. Medical action should never be taken based on a … Continue reading Should I have my child genetically tested?

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Why do kids get so many shots?

I’m an ardent believer in the relative safety and efficacy of vaccines, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy having to take my kid to the doctor for shots. I’m relieved that my child is now in school and the bulk of vaccinations are behind us. When he was an infant, we carefully timed his feedings … Continue reading Why do kids get so many shots?

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Risk In Perspective: Hazards Are Not All Created Equal

This series is a collaboration between neuroscientist Alison Bernstein and biologist Iida Ruishalme. Errors in risk perception are at the core of so many issues in science communication that we think this is a critical topic to explore in detail. This series is cross-posted on SciMoms and Thoughtscapism. Alison and Iida would like to thank … Continue reading Risk In Perspective: Hazards Are Not All Created Equal

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Risk In Perspective

This series is a collaboration between neuroscientist Alison Bernstein and biologist Iida Ruishalme. Errors in risk perception are at the core of so many issues in science communication that we think this is a critical topic to explore in detail. This series is cross-posted on SciMoms and Thoughtscapism. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook … Continue reading Risk In Perspective