SC Genetics Conclave to be Held on March 18

The SC Genetics Conclave will be held on Friday, March 18th at the Greenwood Genetic Center. The topic for this meeting is Structural Malformations. The full agenda is below

The SC Genetics Conclave was established in 1979 to increase the understanding of developing areas in genetics, to expand awareness by presenting interesting case studies, and to promote communication among the southeastern genetics community.  Genetic counselors, MD and PhD geneticists, primary care physicians, medical residents, genetics laboratory technologists, and other interested medical professionals are invited to attend.

There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP to Dr. Leta Tribble, PhD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (864)943-4170 no later than March 1.


Number of Neural Tube Defects Increases in SC

Birth Defects Prevention Month reminder for women to take folic acid

January 22, 2016 - The South Carolina Birth Defects Prevention Program, based at the Greenwood Genetic Center, reports that the number of infants born with severe birth defects of the brain and spine increased in the state last year. The risk of these malformations, termed neural tube defects or NTDs, can be reduced by taking folic acid prior to and during early pregnancy.


Join Us for Race the Helix-Upstate on April 16, 2016

Race logo green webThe second annual Race the Helix-Upstate will be held at Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, SC on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This 5K race and 1 mile run/walk is hosted by families who have been served by GGC to raise awareness for families impacted by genetic disorders as well as to support the services, research and educational initiatives of the Greenwood Genetic Center.

All proceeds benefit the GGC Foundation.

To learn more, visit the Race the Helix-Upstate

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2016 NTD Newsletter

The 2016 NTD Newsletter is a publication from the SC Birth Defects Prevention Program.

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