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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors Episode 16: Canadian Genetic Counsellors

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors Episode 16: Canadian Genetic Counsellors

This is the sixteenth 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 genetics and counseling. Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing field offering professionals a wide range of…

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 14

This is the fourteenth 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 genetics and counseling. Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing field offering professionals a wide range of…

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Ellen T. Matloff to Give Keynote on Careers for Women in Biosciences

Bioscience is Connecticut’s fastest growing business sector. If achieving a career in bioscience is your goal, then join us for The Bioscience Careers Forum at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on 11th March. Bioscience leaders from across Connecticut will discuss how students can attain a career in this cutting edge industry. The afternoon will…

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Who Should Be Concerned About Hereditary Cancer?

Most cancer is not hereditary. The majority, 90% of cancer is not inherited and is instead caused by a combination of factors, including aging, obesity and environmental factors. So who should be concerned about hereditary cancer? If one or more of the following factors are found in your family, you should consider seeing a certified genetic…

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For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

Color Genomics just announced that for a mere $249 they are offering genetic testing for a panel of genes that will include BRCA1, BRCA2 and 17 other genes associated with cancer risk. Considering that the lead competitor in this space offers their cancer gene panel for more than $4000, you can see why this announcement…

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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 mutations in a gene called PTEN and an increased likelihood of both cancer and autism spectrum disorder in families that carry these mutations. Mutations in the PTEN gene…

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