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Polygenic Embryo Screening: Genetic Counseling Perspectives and Commercial Incentives

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BRCA2 on the TODAY Show: Jill Martin’s Story

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Discrimination and Eugenics in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Guidelines for Gamete and Embryo Donation: A Series

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Cobie Whitten: A Tireless Advocate for Supporting Cancer Patients Brings Her Passion for Understanding the Psycho-Emotional Impacts of Health to GSF

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Polygenic Embryo Screening: Genetic Counseling Perspectives and Commercial Incentives

By Katie Stoll The Polygenic Embryo ELSI Research “PEER Group”, an NHGRI-funded research consortium that aims to build an initial framework for the consideration of the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of Polygenic Embryo Screening (PES), recently hosted a conference titled, Ready or Not? The Science and Ethics of Polygenic Embryo Screening. I was …

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BRCA2 on the TODAY Show: Jill Martin’s Story

Photo credit Jill Martin Instagram A couple weeks ago, I received a message in a group text chat with friends and patient advocates. Janet wrote, “Jill Martin is sharing our message of inheriting mutations from our fathers!” Her sister Eileen shared, “I just watched it. It really touches home.” Jill Martin, lifestyle contributor of the …

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Discrimination and Eugenics in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Guidelines for Gamete and Embryo Donation: A Series

By Devin Shuman, MS, CGC and Jenny Rietzler, MS, CGC Okay, so we now are all well aware that there is endless perpetuation of LGBTQIA+ Discrimination in the ASRM recommendations. Time for another hard truth – the guidelines also discriminate against people who have disabilities, genetic conditions, and/or are neurodiverse. When we hear the term …

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Cobie Whitten: A Tireless Advocate for Supporting Cancer Patients Brings Her Passion for Understanding the Psycho-Emotional Impacts of Health to GSF

We are pleased to highlight board member, Dr. Cobie Whitten, who brings her experience and passion as a patient advocate to the Genetic Support Foundation.  For more than 30 years, Cobie Whitten has worked tirelessly to support patients facing a cancer diagnosis and improve survivorship services for those patients and their families at all points …

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LGBTQIA+ Discrimination and Eugenics in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Guidelines for Gamete and Embryo Donation: A Series

By Devin Shuman, MS, CGC and Jenny Rietzler, MS, CGC Have any of y’all read the most recent American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommendations for gamete and embryo donation lately? Probably not if you don’t work in ART (assisted reproductive technology). It’s a bit painful, particularly if you comb through it with a JEDI …

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Gratitude for Genetic Support Foundation

I began working with Genetic Support Foundation (GSF) in the fall of 2014, two years after its founding, a decade ago. I have held a few different titles, (consultant, genetic counselor, director of clinical services, executive director) and worn about every hat possible (provider, scheduler, project manager, supervisor, janitor!). As I reflect on my years, …

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The Importance of Timely Access to Objective Genetic Counseling

At Genetic Support Foundation our work ensures that the people we serve have up-to-date and balanced information about genetics and health. We support individuals as they make informed and autonomous decisions about genetics and their health that are based on objective, balanced information that is free from commercial influence and other such biases. The importance …

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