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How Genetic Testing Helps Families and Kids

Certainty about a developmental disorder can make a huge difference in prognosis, diagnosis, and advocacy

Clinical Expert: Wendy Chung, MD

Dr. Wendy Chung, a medical geneticist at Columbia University, runs through the ways detailed genetic information can improve the life of a child with neurodevelopmental or other early-life issues. These include a better idea about prognosis, or what the future holds, and a clear diagnosis that can help families secure the educational, medical, and social help these children deserve.


Related: Parents Guide to Getting Good Care

This article was last reviewed or updated on November 29, 2023.