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,...

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Ellen Matloff Featured on Instagram for Women In Science Day

Ellen Matloff Featured on Instagram for Women In Science Day

This Singapore-based Instagram account is featuring trailblazing women around the globe. The project aims to connect and inspire all women, everywhere. Their hope is that we can contribute to a world where all women focus on dreams and goals that are not limited by...

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A Valentine for You From Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors

A Valentine for You From Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors

Here is what three of the top cardiovascular genetic counselors would like you to know about inherited cardiovascular disease: Brittney Murray, MS, CGCCardiovascular Genetic Counselor at Johns Hopkins University Sudden cardiac death can be the first symptom in...

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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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