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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 Jennie Szink at 312-558-1770 or jszink@pcipr.com


    ¿Qué esperar durante tu visita de consejería en genética?
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Ana Morales | Released: May 19, 2016, 10:05 am

    Si has recibido un referido para consejería en genética, es posible que te preguntes por qué. Es natural que no hayas oído hablar de la consejería en genética o que no sepas lo que es. Los consejeros en genét

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    My Genetic Counselor: A Master of All Trades
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: John Hershberger | Released: May 4, 2016, 10:23 am

    Nov. 8, 2013, was a beautiful fall day until abruptly and tragically it wasn’t. Unexpectedly, my youngest sibling collapsed while raking leaves and died immediately at the age of 54.

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    Dear Jeanie: What Should I Know About the Gene MTHFR?
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Dear Jeanie | Released: April 12, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Editor’s note: The “Dear Jeanie” blog series uses fictional patient questions written by an NSGC expert based on her experiences as a genetic counselor. This series in no way represents a real patient or single genetic counseling session. 

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    Generalized Anxiety Disorder: It’s Not My Fault
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Rina Varley | Released: March 31, 2016, 7:21 am

    I have a mental illness. I live with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I’ve been in and out of therapy for almost half my life. I was 47 years old when I was properly diagnosed with the disorder

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    Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Erica Ramos, MS, CGC | Released: February 29, 2016, 8:34 am

    Today, February 29, the “rarest” day of the year, is Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day was introduced in 2008 to raise awareness among the public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their effect on patients, their families and our society.

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