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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

In the blog series, “Faces of Genetic Counseling,” we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. In our latest interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Hallie Andrew, MS, a genetic counselor at Children’s National, who shared with us her unconventional route to becoming…

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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, and result in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS).  People with LFS have a high lifetime…

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