Rare Disease Day 2017

Rare Disease Day 2017

Did you know 1 in 10 people in America have a Rare Disease? Individually, Rare Diseases are scarce, but together they are actually quite common with 30 million Americans having a Rare Disease. More than half of those living with a Rare Disease are children…and about...
Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 6

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 6

This is the sixth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors”, in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical...
Genome Generation

Genome Generation

Genetic Counseling Note: TP53 is a gene located on chromosome 17p that is often mutated, or changed, in tumors.  However, some people are born carrying one mutation in the TP53 gene in all of their cells.  These mutations are called germline mutations,...
Women and Their Story, on Instagram

Women and Their Story, on Instagram

I was a Biology major as an undergrad, but didn’t want to be a laboratory scientist or a physician — the two most obvious paths.  A genetic counselor came to speak to our Genetics class and from that I decided the field of genetic counseling seemed to be a great...