I walk into the consultation room to find my patient with tears falling down her flushed cheeks as she tries to keep from audibly sobbing. Her husband holds her hand and avoids eye contact, looking scared and helpless. She is five months pregnant and just had an ultrasound appointment. They expected it to be filled with joy and to leave with cute ultrasound pictures, but instead they’re filled with fear and despair.
When Taylor Muhl was born, her mother was told that her baby’s two-toned skin was a birthmark. Now at 33 years old, Muhl, a musician and model, understands her two-toned skin is actually a result of a genetic condition called chimerism, which causes an individual to have two genomes, or sets of DNA.
Genetic counselors are at the forefront of an ever-evolving world of genetics. Their unique expertise and ability to connect with and empower patients positions the profession as an important part of the healthcare team.At the 37th Annual Conference in Atlanta, we’re celebrating genetic counselors
Genetic Link to Cerebral Palsy May be More Common Than Thought, Suggests Large Study Presented at NSGC MeetingAs Genetic Testing Expands, Studies Demonstrate the Importance of Genetic CounselingATLANTA – Nov. 14, 2018 – Up to 1 in 3 people with cerebral palsy (CP) may have the condition due to an
According to multiple reports published on November 26, 2018, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China claims to have genetically edited the DNA of embryos during an IVF-style procedure, resulting in the birth earlier this month of genetically-modified twins