A Day in the Life of a Genetic Counselor

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What is a typical day like for a genetic counselor? It’s a question that I’m asked frequently when people find out what I do for a living (second only to - What’s a genetic counselor?)...

CooperGenomics Supports Advocating for Infertility

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Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples*, yet many in the “fertile world” don’t understand the pain of infertility. It strains your marriage, your finances, your relationships, and your sense of self-worth. It’s particularly difficult when...

How Mosaicism is Rewriting the Classic PGS Tale

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I love fractured fairy tales. I assure you, it’s a thing. Think Wicked by Gregory Macguire (though my personal favorites are the Insanity Series by Cameron Jace and The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer)....

PGS 102 – What to Expect on Your PGS Report Card

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From what I’ve gathered, infertility treatment is a lot like high school: it’s highly hormonal, everyone’s in your business, and there’s nothing but test after test after test. I’d term it “Infertility High”, as goodness...

Matchmaker, Make Me a (Genetic) Match!

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Well, now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, you might be thinking you know where I’m going with this. A blog post from a genetic counselor...

I Was a Genetic Counselor in the Cardiac ICU

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When I completed graduate school, I wanted to fuel my passion for research. My first job as a genetic counselor was working for a research study that investigated the genetic basis of congenital heart defects...

Wait, There’s More to Worry About Than Tay-Sachs?!

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The first time I ever gave any kind of real thought to the possibility of genetic landmines in my Jewish ancestry, I was in my mid-20s, not dating anyone too seriously — Jewish or otherwise...

Stories From The Trenches

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As with any personal interaction, the impact of genetic counseling is a two way street. As counselors, we strive to help our patients by providing information and support. But it is not unusual for a...