Tag: Genetic Counseling

Carrier Screening Tests for Expecting Parents: A Discussion on VUS

My colleagues and I were recently discussing some issues around carrier screening, particularly when it comes to variants of uncertain significance (VUS). As the name implies, VUSs are changes that… Read more »

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

You’ve just received your very own saliva collection kit- congratulations! Now you’re left with the somewhat daunting task of providing a sample. Set aside etiquette concerns and start thinking about… Read more »

Must-Reads for Women with Hereditary Cancer Risk

In the world of genetics, we often use the term Knowledge is Power. Gaining that knowledge usually starts with a genetic counseling appointment, then spreads into research, support groups, podcasts,… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease and Genetics

Reviewing your family and health history as well as your personal beliefs and goals with a genetic counselor can help you understand the current state of information we have with regards to genetics and Alzheimer’s disease and how this applies to your unique situation.