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GSF Intern Reflects on Learning in the Time of Covid

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“How to Spit” A guide on how to provide a saliva sample for genetic testing

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Must-Reads for Women with Hereditary Cancer Risk

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Genetic Counseling in the Time of Covid

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Help Ensure Access to Independent Genetic Counseling Services: Support HR 3235 

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Hereditary Risks for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Help Ensure Access to Independent Genetic Counseling Services: Support HR 3235 

I’m writing today to ask for your help in showing support for H.R.3235 – the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019. This Act, if passed, would allow for genetic counselors to be reimbursed for medically necessary genetic counseling services under part B of the Medicare program. The Problem Genetic counselors have advanced training and …

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Hereditary Risks for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

March 3 is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day, so we want to discuss the important association of a breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1) and Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Changes (or mutations) in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes can predispose to a higher risk for some types of cancer, including breast, ovarian cancer, prostate, and pancreatic …

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The Changing Landscape of Genetic Counseling

The landscape of the genetic counselor workforce has shifted dramatically in recent years, in large part due to new opportunities for genetic counselors in genetic testing laboratory settings. According to the Professional Status Survey conducted by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the number of genetic counselors who report a laboratory as their primary work setting …

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