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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a DNA Test?!

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The holiday season requires you to contemplate carefully what to get that person in your life who already has everything. Gift cards are a safe bet, you think, but then you flip to a magazine holiday gift guide and see it: a DNA test.  A dozen years ago, it would have sounded absurd

Genetic Counselors: Who We Are, What We Do and Where We’re Going

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Now more than ever, people are engaged in their healthcare decisions and have greater access to information about the role their genetics play. Because of that increased involvement, they are sometimes presented with complicated information – like genetic test results –

Genetic counselors help families unlock keys to their health

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The following article is a part of the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ patient blog post series. Written by real patients, these stories share a glimpse into the sometimes-complicated world of genetics and the role a genetic counselor

Los asesores en genética ayudan a las familias a obtener claves para la salud

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El siguiente artículo es parte de la serie de blogs de pacientes de la Sociedad Nacional de Asesores en Genética. Escrito por verdaderos pacientes, estas historias dan un vistazo al mundo a veces complicado de la genética y el papel que un asesor en genética puede jugar en ayudar a las personas a na

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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In March of 2015, I wrote a blog post about a new and exciting FDA-approved drug for women who had ovarian cancer and also had inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Little did I know, the excitement surrounding new treatments for women with ovarian cancer was just beginning!
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