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    The NSGC Blog provides consumers easy-to-understand information about ongoing hot topics in genetic testing, including prenatal testing, breast cancer genetic testing, personalized medicine, mental health and more. Industry leaders provide insight on how genetic counselors can empower patients to make informed health decisions for themselves and their family. 

    To connect with a genetic counselor in your area, visit our Find a Genetic Counselor Tool.

    If you are a reporter interested in speaking with an NSGC spokesperson, contact Veronica Jackson at 312-558-1770 or vjackson@pcipr.com


    Understanding the Role of the Genetic Counselor
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Joy Larsen Haidle | Released: August 26, 2014, 6:58 am

    Sharing family stories can do more than bring relatives closer together. When the stories are about health, they can help family members make the right medical decisions.

    Genetic counselors play a key role in helping patients and their families get the care that’s right for them. Genetic counse

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    Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease: Is it Worth it?
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Susan Estabrooks Hahn | Released: August 18, 2014, 7:10 am

    Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a growing global health problem. It is seen in all populations and its prevalence is rising. About five million Americans currently have this devastating disease, and the number is expected to increase to more than 13 million by 2050. It’s al

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    Solving the Mysteries of Undiagnosed Diseases
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Erica Ramos, MS, CGC | Released: August 6, 2014, 6:00 am

    In my last blog post, I talked about the value that the $1,000 genome is expected to bring to healthcare. But that doesn’t mean that we have not already seen great benefits from the introduction of whole exome and whole genome sequencing in the clinic. For patients who have spent months – even year

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    I Want My $1000 Genome!
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Erica Ramos, MS, CGC | Released: June 30, 2014, 8:32 am

    In 2001, the first copy of the human genome was published. Since that time, scientists and health professionals have been working to put our knowledge of the Human Genome Project into practice to positively impact human health. Genetic counselors understood that this unprecedented level of insight i

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    Genetic Counseling: A Rapidly Growing STEM Career
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Jennifer Malone Hoskovec | Released: June 17, 2014, 5:08 am

    The field of genetic counseling is rapidly growing and was recently named a “Hot Concentration” for healthcare jobs by US News and World Report. There are now more than 2,000 genetic tests available, and with that comes an increased need for genetics experts. Genetic counselors have responded

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