Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 1

Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Part 1

Last Update: March 5, 2019 This article will focus on kidney cancers and the possibility that kidney cancers may be due an inherited risk. It is estimated that ~3-5% of kidney cancers are hereditary. Photo Credit: WebMD Usually, a person is born with two kidneys. ...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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