COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sept. 13, 2017 – Many doctors don’t assess their patients for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a common and treatable genetic condition that puts people at a 20 times greater risk for early and aggressive heart disease, suggests a survey being presented at the National Society
$1.5 Million Gift from The Engelberg Foundation Ensures Ongoing Genetic Counselor Research Funding
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sept. 14, 2017 – On the 25th anniversary of the Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF), The Engelberg Foundation has given the Genetic Counseling Foundation (GCF), the charitable af
These are exciting times in the growing field of genetic counseling. While prenatal and preconception and cancer-risk counseling remain our bread and butter, clearly our skills and expertise can benefit infinitely many more people. Genetic counseling is a conversation that leads to action.
In the spring of 2013, I met with my new OB/GYN for a routine exam, and we discussed my family health history. I’d never really thought about my genetic risk for breast cancer. I knew my maternal grandmother had had breast cancer but hers was the only case in the family.
Lara Diamond spit in a tube then put it in the mail. She was expecting to find distant relatives, instead she received a diagnosis.
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