Category: Genetics in Media

Article in Genome Magazine from Local GC

See what local GC (Ben Helm) has to say about his personal experience with genetics because of a family history of heart disease in honor of Heart Month. http://genomemag.com/getting-personal/#.WKNj68vrtkS    

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Student Blog Post – Ancestry Testing and Genetic Counseling

Student Blog Post by Miranda Ruben (Indiana State University – Class of 2018) Imagine finding out that your ancestry, which you thought was German and Austrian, was actually primarily British. This is exactly what my mother found out after sending

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Student Blog Post – Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: compromising donor anonymity

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: compromising donor anonymity By Caroline Estes   Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is becoming more and more prevalent. Most people get testing done to learn about their ancestry, health, or athletic performance among other things. These tests are getting

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Educating Patients – and Doctors – About Genetic Testing

Reuters health reported on a study which noted most women receiving BRCA1/2 testing did not receive genetic counseling.  For details on this study, and a response from a certified genetic counselor, take a look at these articles: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/01/us-health-breastcancer-genetic-counselin-idUSKCN0RV5UH20151001 http://forward.com/sisterhood/323187/educating-the-public-and-doctors-about-genetic-testing/  

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Best Buddies-Katie

This is an inspiring story of a beautiful woman who has struggled and blossomed because of BestBuddies. She works at Community Hospital, volunteers with the Down syndromeClinic at St.Vincent Hopsital, and gives hope to many through public speaking engagements. She

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