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Morristown Fertility Clinic Helps Teen with Genetic Defect Unravel the Mysteries of DNA
Julia Horowitz, a 16-year-old sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School, found her way to Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, a fertility clinic that helps thousands of women get pregnant each year. But the Warren Township teen was driven by a different goal as she sought help to unlock her genetic code — something that could affect decisions she makes, including having a baby. Julia has known since the fifth grade that she was born with a genetic abnormality that was detected while she was still in her mother’s womb. She decided last fall she didn’t want to wait until she was ready to start a family before she understood her DNA. With the help of her parents and the Morristown center, Julia embarked on a high-tech extracurricular activity: a mini-internship to learn about herself.