New Genetic Testing Raises Questions, Concerns

New Genetic Testing Raises Questions, Concerns
WNYT-TV (NBC-Albany, NY)
WNYT Staff
Nov. 13, 2014, 3:41 p.m.

Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC, president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, advises curious parties to carefully consider the information they’re about to receive before scheduling tests. “Go in with your eyes wide open and understand ‘what is that test going to tell me? Is it info that I want to know and what will I do with that information once I have it?'”

Genetic counselors help put all that information in perspective and can assist with decisions about sharing risk information with your family. Geneticist Ricki Lewis says to ask yourself “who in the family [I] would want to tell and what would they do about it.”

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