Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Nettie Stevens (1861-1912, American) discovered that a fetus’s sex is determined by chromosomes contributed by the parents during conception. Previously, it was believed that environmental factors during conception determined sex.

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STEM Summer Camps

STEM Summer Camps

School has ended, but that doesn't mean kids' learning should! Summer vacation provides an opportunity for kids to further explore topics of interest, such as those in STEM fields. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Educating future...

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Do I Need Genetic Counseling and Testing for Melanoma?

Do I Need Genetic Counseling and Testing for Melanoma?

The majority of melanomas are a combination of environmental and sporadic factors. However, approximately 10% of all melanomas are inherited. Could the melanoma in my family be hereditary? These factors increase the likelihood that melanoma is hereditary: Some family...

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What’s Autism Got To Do With It?

What’s Autism Got To Do With It?

What does autism have to do with hereditary cancer? In most cases, nothing. But in honor of Autism Awareness Month, we want to highlight the connection between having a mutation (also known as a pathogenic variant) in a gene called PTEN and an increased likelihood of...

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Genetic Counseling Toolkit for Students

Genetic Counseling Toolkit for Students

Interested in becoming a genetic counselor? Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Check out the resources below to learn more about the field and prepare for applications. Considering a Career in Genetic Counseling: What to Know, Read and Listen To Basics of...

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Is Cancer Contagious?

Is Cancer Contagious?

We've come a long way in cancer awareness over the past half century. Most of us now know that cancer is not contagious, right? Correct. But, in fact, you can acquire a common virus, the Human Papilloma Virus, which increases your chance to develop certain cancers....

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