HeForShe for Gender Equality

HeForShe for Gender Equality

Updated April 1, 2019 HeForShe launched in 2014 with the initial aim to mobilize one million men to commit to accelerate the achievement of gender equality. Men, you ask? Yes, men! As of April 2019, more than two billion have committed. The movement was created by UN...
Women in Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

Women in Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

Updated August 2020 HeLa Cells HeLa cells are human cells that became the first and most commonly used human cell line. They are cells that are live and reproduce in a test tube. HeLa cells have generated breakthroughs in cell biology, drug discovery, and the...
Beyond BRCA:  FAP

Beyond BRCA: FAP

This article is part of a series created to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. Here’s Kevin’s story of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP).  Genetic Counseling Note: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an hereditary cancer syndrome...
GINA and Wellness Programs

GINA and Wellness Programs

All rights reserved by SS&SS  via Fickr Updated May 3, 2019 GINA, or the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, is a set of policies that surround how an employer or insurance company can and cannot handle its clients’ or employees’ genetic information....