Melissa Maisenbacher

Board-Certified Genetic Counselor

Melissa Maisenbacher is a board-certified genetic counselor by training and an associate director at Natera, a leader in personalized genetic testing and diagnostics. She began her career in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she worked with families whose children were diagnosed with genetic conditions and she currently serves on the board of the International 22q11.2 Foundation.

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The Facts About Prenatal Testing (And Why It’s Important)

If you've ever been pregnant, you have probably been offered prenatal testing. What is it and should you get it? Here are the facts.