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Human and Molecular Genetics

Glenn J. Fennelly, MD, MPH, Chairman
Franklin Desposito, MD, Medical Director

(973) 972-3300

The Center for Human and Molecular Genetics offers complete medical and maternal-fetal diagnostic services, evaluation and genetic counseling for families of infants and children with multiple congenital malformations, birth defects, and inherited metabolic disorders. In association with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, state-of-the-art prenatal diagnostic services are also provided. The Division, through its outreach programs, delivers genetic services to minority populations throughout New Jersey. Comprehensive genetic laboratory services including cytogenetic analysis, biochemical metabolic testing and DNA (molecular) genetic testing are available. Additionally, the Division provides analysis and care for patients exposed to environmental agents.

Helio Pedro, MD
Beth A. Pletcher, MD
Ling Yu Shih, MD, PhD