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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


    Breast Cancer Awareness: An Everyday Mission for Genetic Counselors
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Joy Larsen Haidle | Released: October 7, 2014, 11:16 am

    October is breast cancer awareness month but many of us do what we can to raise awareness all year long, and this year is no exception. There has been much encouraging breast cancer news this year, including the identification of more breast cancer genes, improved screening and treatment technology,

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    From Autism to Breast Cancer to Prenatal Genetic Testing, Genetic Counselors Can Help
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Jennifer Malone Hoskovec | Released: September 20, 2014, 8:55 am

    With the influx of genetic tests now available for a wide variety of conditions and diseases, people are overwhelmed. Part of our job as genetic counselors is to stay on top of the latest advancements in genetic testing to provide the best possible options and counsel for our patients. This week, I

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    Understanding the Role of the Genetic Counselor
    Blog: NSGC Blog | By: Joy Larsen Haidle | Released: August 26, 2014, 6:55 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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