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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,”

Code Talker Awards: Our Angel, Anna Victorine, MS, CGC

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Our AngelMy name is Brooke Johns, and I was a patient of Anna Victorine in November 2014. I had learned that I was pregnant just before Halloween. I was already a mother of three, my youngest being 7 years old

How to Share your Family Health History

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Nowadays families have so many ways to communicate: photos through text, videos on social media, chatting online, etc. But even with so much connectedness, families can forget to communicate about an important topic: their health histories.