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Patient Blog Post Series: The Necessity of Genetic Counseling

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Editor’s note: The following article is a part of the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ new 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 can play in helping people navigate...

"Angelina Jolie Effect”: What Should I Know About Hereditary Cancer and Testing?

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“Angelina Jolie Effect”: What Should I Know About Hereditary Cancer and Testing?In 2013, the world was taken by surprise when Angelina Jolie wrote a New York Times piece where she discussed her substantial family history of cancer, her decision to pursue genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2

Top Genetics Stories of 2016

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‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations, college football bowl games and, my personal favorite, 2016 wrap-up lists.  It has been another exciting year in the genetic counseling space and I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the big news and breakthroughs

Code Talker Awards: Compassion in Her DNA, Amie Blanco, MS, LCGC

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Compassion in Her DNAAmie Blanco was born with an important calling: to save lives. She was born to be a genetic counselor. She is one of the few counselors who truly understands and appreciates individuals and families with hereditary colon cancer syndromes. Amie not only helped my family

Code Talker Awards: Going the Distance, Allison Goetsch, MS, CGC

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Going the DistanceTwenty-four years, hundreds of doctors, and countless genetic tests later, and I finally, with the help of my dedicated and patient genetic counselor, Allison, found an answer. A diagnosis! No longer am I a patient with an “undiagnosed genetic condition,”
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