Month: October 2020

genetic condition support groups
When someone is diagnosed with a genetic condition, there are many questions that arise for both the individual and their family. What will your life look like? What treatment options are there? What is going to happen if I have children? How am I going to adjust to my new diagnosis? These are only a […]
oncofertility
A diagnosis of cancer can be a very overwhelming and emotional process. Questions of mortality, treatment, family, and more can come up. For young adults in particular, one of the many questions that need to be answered relates to the question of having children in the future. Oncofertility is one of the approaches to answering […]
noninvasive prenatal screening
In the past decade there have been numerous advances in the field of reproductive medicine with cell free DNA (cfDNA) or noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) being at the forefront of the advanced DNA testing options available during a pregnancy. The main idea behind this screening test is to test the fragments of DNA that come […]
tele-counseling
Telemedicine has greatly increased access to genetic counseling services. A previous blog post highlights the use of telemedicine or tele-counseling in genetic counseling services. Due to the COVD-19 pandemic, a lot of genetic counseling students have had to adapt training through telemedicine. Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling is a telehealth company offering a flexible platform for genetic […]
AT-GC
It’s the time of year when all our lattés become pumpkin spice and all our ribbons become pink. As we sip our seasonally-mandated beverages, it is very easy to forget the history behind those pink ribbons, breast cancer awareness month, and why they are important. The History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month In the 1980s, […]