How common are genetic disorders? Though individually rare, collectively they affect millions of people worldwide, including many children. According to @WHO, the prevalence of all single-gene disorders at birth is 10 in 1,000. In the general population, approximately 1 in 250 people are a carrier for Tay-Sachs disease. However, in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, the number rises to 1 in 27. You may not have heard of Tay-Sachs disease, but other monogenic disorders have more familiar names, such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and sickle-cell disease.

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How common are genetic disorders? Though individually rare, collectively they affect millions of people worldwide, including many children. According to @WHO, the prevalence of all single-gene disorders at birth is 10 in 1,000. In the general population, approximately 1 in 250 people are a carrier for Tay-Sachs disease. However, in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, the number rises to 1 in 27. You may not have heard of Tay-Sachs disease, but other monogenic disorders have more familiar names, such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and sickle-cell disease.

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Medicaid coverage of the whole-genome sequencing test  can expand access for infants; the state-federal program that insures low-income families covers more than 40% of children in their first year of life. Whole-genome sequencing has been commercially available for about six years, and it can help sick infants with potentially rare diseases avoid a months- or years-long odyssey of tests and hospitalizations without a clear diagnosis — and increase survival. Studies show rapid whole-genome testing may lower overall health costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, testing, and care.
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Medicaid coverage of the whole-genome sequencing test can expand access for infants; the state-federal program that insures low-income families covers more than 40% of children in their first year of life. Whole-genome sequencing has been commercially available for about six years, and it can help sick infants with potentially rare diseases avoid a months- or years-long odyssey of tests and hospitalizations without a clear diagnosis — and increase survival. Studies show rapid whole-genome testing may lower overall health costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, testing, and care.
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Few hospitalized babies with an undiagnosed illness undergo whole-genome sequencing — a diagnostic tool that allows scientists to quickly identify genetic disorders and guide clinicians’ treatment decisions by analyzing a patient’s complete DNA makeup. 
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Few hospitalized babies with an undiagnosed illness undergo whole-genome sequencing — a diagnostic tool that allows scientists to quickly identify genetic disorders and guide clinicians’ treatment decisions by analyzing a patient’s complete DNA makeup.
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Many private and public health insurers won’t cover the $4,000-to-$8,000 expense of whole-genome sequencing. Florida now is among eight state Medicaid that programs do. An alliance of genetic testing companies, drugmakers, children’s hospitals and doctors have lobbied states to increase coverage under Medicaid — and their efforts have begun to pay off. Since 2021, eight state Medicaid programs have added rapid whole-genome sequencing to their coverage or will soon cover it, according to GeneDX, a provider of the test. Read more at the link in our bio
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Many private and public health insurers won’t cover the $4,000-to-$8,000 expense of whole-genome sequencing. Florida now is among eight state Medicaid that programs do. An alliance of genetic testing companies, drugmakers, children’s hospitals and doctors have lobbied states to increase coverage under Medicaid — and their efforts have begun to pay off. Since 2021, eight state Medicaid programs have added rapid whole-genome sequencing to their coverage or will soon cover it, according to GeneDX, a provider of the test. Read more at the link in our bio
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Celebrating 4th of July with our friends in the US! 🇺🇸

Celebrating 4th of July with our friends in the US! 🇺🇸 ...

Enjoying the long weekend.
Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦
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Enjoying the long weekend.
Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦
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A special thank you to our special presenting sponsor - @BMO. Supporting our Afternoon Tea year after year means the world to us! 
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A special thank you to our special presenting sponsor - @BMO. Supporting our Afternoon Tea year after year means the world to us!
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What exactly is a Genetic Disorder? Genetic disorders occur when there is a functional error or mutation in the DNA that results in disease. 
Genetic disorders are caused by a direct, single-gene error, while other diseases such as cancer, have a genetic component that can result from complex combinations of both genetic and environmental factors.
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What exactly is a Genetic Disorder? Genetic disorders occur when there is a functional error or mutation in the DNA that results in disease.
Genetic disorders are caused by a direct, single-gene error, while other diseases such as cancer, have a genetic component that can result from complex combinations of both genetic and environmental factors.
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Celebrating all the Dad’s today. 💕
Happy Father’s Day!

Celebrating all the Dad’s today. 💕
Happy Father’s Day!
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Did you have your illustration done at our 2024 Afternoon Tea for Blu? 
@nessalilly & @stephanieanne0
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Did you have your illustration done at our 2024 Afternoon Tea for Blu?
@nessalilly & @stephanieanne0
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When someone in your life receives a Tay-Sachs diagnosis, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Take the time you need to absorb the news and process your emotions. Consider reaching out to family, friends, and neighbors to build a support network to help you today and moving forward.
Blu Genes Foundation is here for you. 
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When someone in your life receives a Tay-Sachs diagnosis, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Take the time you need to absorb the news and process your emotions. Consider reaching out to family, friends, and neighbors to build a support network to help you today and moving forward.
Blu Genes Foundation is here for you.
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For those diagnosed with Infantile Tay-Sachs Disease, between 3–6 months of age, you may notice your child begin to regress, not achieve typical milestones, and exhibit a strong startle response. 
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For those diagnosed with Infantile Tay-Sachs Disease, between 3–6 months of age, you may notice your child begin to regress, not achieve typical milestones, and exhibit a strong startle response.
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Tay-Sachs Disease exists on a spectrum, and every patient can experience infantile Tay-Sachs differently. Infantile Tay-Sachs is the most common form of the disease.
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Tay-Sachs Disease exists on a spectrum, and every patient can experience infantile Tay-Sachs differently. Infantile Tay-Sachs is the most common form of the disease.
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We’re raising funds to advance gene therapy and find a cure for genetic disorders, beginning with Tay-Sachs disease. We believe in offering hope where currently there is none. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to advance gene therapy now. Link in bio. 
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We’re raising funds to advance gene therapy and find a cure for genetic disorders, beginning with Tay-Sachs disease. We believe in offering hope where currently there is none. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to advance gene therapy now. Link in bio.
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Cycle through the picturesque hills of Niagara-on-the-Lake with your choice of two challenging routes, or experience Niagara with unique activities curated for Velo Blu guests!
Learn more at the link in our bio
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Cycle through the picturesque hills of Niagara-on-the-Lake with your choice of two challenging routes, or experience Niagara with unique activities curated for Velo Blu guests!
Learn more at the link in our bio
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SAVE THE DATE!
Join us for our much anticipated Velo Blu 2024 - 
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SAVE THE DATE!
Join us for our much anticipated Velo Blu 2024 -
on Friday, September 13! Link in bio
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