Category: Public Health Genetics

Midwest Genetics Network Regional Meeting (Oct 16 &17) Lansing, MI

The Midwest Genetics Network (MGN), previously named the Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative, will be holding our Regional Meeting on October 16th and 17th in Lansing, Michigan at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development.   The objectives of

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Carrier Testing in Minors

Carrier Testing in Minors by Kyra Firestone (ISU Genetic Counseling Student) Current guidelines on carrier testing for minors suggest that carrier testing be delayed until the minor becomes an adult or has the capacity to make autonomous decisions about genetic

Posted in General, Genomics, Pediatric Genetics, Prenatal Genetics, Public Health Genetics

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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GINA Anniversary

Today marks the six year anniversary of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. Genetic discrimination is the

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