A Valentine for You, from Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors

A Valentine for You, from Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors

Here is what 3 of the top Cardiovascular (CV) Genetic Counselors would like you to know about inherited cardiovascular disease: 1.  Sudden cardiac death can be the first symptom in families with hereditary cardiovascular conditions.  So, even if you are...

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 5

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 5

This is the fifth 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...

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Beyond BRCA: TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Beyond BRCA: TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

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,...

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Advice for Applying to Genetic Counseling Programs

Advice for Applying to Genetic Counseling Programs

The field of genetic counseling is expanding rapidly; the number of Certified Genetic Counselors has increased 88% since 2006 (NSGC). Nine out of ten genetic counselors report being satisfied with their jobs (NSGC). The field offers countless different directions in...

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 4

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 4

This is the fourth 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...

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Science Gift Guide

Science Gift Guide

Inspire a kid in your life to explore the world through science by giving them a science-themed gift. There are endless gifts to pick from! Science toys teach skills in fields like engineering, chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics, mathematics, anatomy, genetics,...

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Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer Chicago Premiere

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer Chicago Premiere

On December 1st, I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago movie premiere of Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer with our advocacy partners, Georgia Hurst (@ShewithLynch) and Amy Byer Shainman (@BRCAresponder). I've worked closely with both Georgia and...

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TweetChat: The Gene with Siddhartha Mukherjee

TweetChat: The Gene with Siddhartha Mukherjee

On Monday afternoon we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. Sid is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and his...

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