Items Tagged ‘Genetic Counselors’

November 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Who should have genetic testing? Which testing option is best for each individual? These are all questions that genetic counselors can answer. They play a key role in educating patients and physicians about how genetic testing can be used to guide medical care. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team […]

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Tags: #genetic disorders, #hereditary diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Jessica Tarnowski, Joan Steyermark, mayo clinic, preemptive genetic testing

December 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

As genetic sequencing has become faster and cheaper, more people are considering predictive genetic testing to identify their future risk for disease, with the goal of taking charge of their health. Yet many face the challenge of understanding which genetic testing option would fit their health goals. While genetic counselors have traditionally helped patients through […]

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Tags: #Corinne Berg, #genetic counselor shortage, #genetic nurses, #Genetics education, #hereditary diseases, #hereditary heart disease, #predictive genomics, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #Therese Hughes, DNA Testing, Genetic Counselors, genomics

December 8, 2016

Wearing many hats: genetic counselors play multiple roles in the laboratory setting

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Traditionally genetic counselors have worked in the clinical setting, meeting with patients to discuss their risk for developing genetic diseases or helping them understand the genetic factors behind their health condition. With new discoveries about the impact of genetics on health and disease, the many roles that genetic counselors can play continue to expand. New […]

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Tags: #laboratory counseling, #Teressa Kruisselbrink, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic

September 14, 2016

Navigating a Genetic Maze for Clues to Solve a Mystery: The challenges and rewards of genetic counseling

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Colette Rector, Public Affairs Updated Nov. 2018 All of us walk around with billions of pieces of genetic information stored in our DNA. This information explains everything from our eye color to the shapes of our faces to the length of our bones. If sequenced and understood, genetics can also point to the […]

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Tags: #Careers in genetic counseling, #Diagnostic Odyssey Clinic, #DNA analysis, #Genetic diseases, #Genomics data, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genetic Counselors, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine, Teresa Kruisselbrink

August 10, 2015

Certified Genetic Counselor: Educator, Adviser, Ally

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

When a person comes to the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, one of the most important people he or she will meet is a certified genetic counselor (CGC). But what is a certified genetic counselor and why is that person important to the care and treatment a patient will receive at CIM? Specialists who […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, certified genetic counselors, CGC, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, IndividualizedMedicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine

May 6, 2014

Genetic Counselors in a Genome World

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

  Kelly Ormond, M.S., C.G.C. presents at the Individualizing Medicine Conference in 2013 on the traditional role of the Genetic Counselor, and where the future lies. A strong case of bridging the difference between family history and genomics is one case made in this presentation, and the acknowledgment is that family history will probably never […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, Genetics, genome, genome science

August 7, 2013

Individualized Medicine Conference 2013

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine (@samuelsmith5209)

  The Individualized Medicine Conference 2013:From Promise to Practice, focuses on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine to your practice. Expert speakers, focused breakout sessions, real-life case studies and a poster session provide opportunities to discover and discuss emerging topics in applied genomics. The Conference will be held at the Mayo Civic Center […]

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Tags: Bioethicists, Bioethics, Bioinformaticians, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, CME, CME Credits, Conference, Conitinuing Medical Education, CPD, CPD Credit, Genetic Counselor

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