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?)...

Gene Therapy March 2018: Pandora and Your Polygenic Score

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I love Greek mythology. The drama, the deceit, the scandal; it’s like The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 1300 BC. One of my favorite stories is the one about Pandora. The Cliff Notes version goes...

Your Donor Fits You But Do Their Genes?

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You’ve decided to use a donor. No matter what brought you to this point, there are a lot of factors that go into picking the right egg or sperm donor for you. As a genetic...

PGS in the Press: The Real Deal

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The latest hot topic just became hotter! Preimplantation Genetic Screening – or PGS – is one of many advancements within the field of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and infertility treatment. Also referred to as Comprehensive Chromosome...

Do You Know What Hemochromatosis Is? Should You?

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You may be asking yourself, “What is Hemochromatosis?” And really, that’s what we want you to ask yourself! Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is an adult-onset genetic condition characterized by too much iron circulating in the body....

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...

Getting to Know Your Body While Trying to Conceive

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We’ve spent our entire lives inside of our bodies, so we should know them pretty well, right? Despite time spent in biology classes and doctor’s offices, a lot of us don’t have the first idea...

A Brief History of Cystic Fibrosis

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In the genetics world, cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the better-known inherited conditions. It's relatively common (at least in the European population) and it has its own well-established foundation, representing approximately 30,000 people with...