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    About Genetic Counselors

    What is Genetic Counseling?

    Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. This process integrates:

    • Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence.
    • Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research.
    • Counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.

    NSGC serves as an integral resource for patients, prospective students and healthcare providers interested in learning more about genetic counseling.


    How can genetic counselors help you and your family?

    Genetic counselors can give you the personalized help you need when it comes to you and your family's genetic health. Genetic counselors can work with you – and your physician – to understand complex genetic information and help you make informed decisions.

    Discover how you and your family can benefit from genetic counseling >>

    Prospective Students

    Interested in pursuing a career in genetic counseling? 

    NSGC is your resource for pursuing or advancing your career as a genetic counselor. As a genetic counselor, you educate individuals and their families about the effects of genetic conditions and common diseases. By tracing family history and evaluating test results, you can identify individuals at risk. With your help, families can learn how to manage their health. Your knowledge can change lives.

    Learn about how to become a genetic counselor >>

    Healthcare Providers

    Do you have the best resources to provide the most comprehensive, personalized care for your patients?

    Experience the value of a genetic counselor. Increase patient satisfaction and enhance the services you provide to your patients.
    The role of genetic testing in healthcare grows more prevalent and complex everyday.

    Discover the advantages of hiring a genetic counselor >>

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