• By Brianna Volz
  • Posted July 23, 2018

Fall Back into School: Educating Providers about Genetic Testing for HCM

Summer is half over and the start of school is around the corner.  For many, the end of summer is characterized by last minute vacations, trips to your local retail stores and back to school sales.  This time of year also serves as a reminder of the role genetic counselors’ play in educating our peers, students and colleagues[1]. Non-genetic …


  • By Andy Castro
  • Posted June 19, 2018

Food for Thought: Genetic Testing and the Fight Against Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Summer has arrived, and with it comes our seasonal obsession with barbecues, ice cream, and other less-than-healthy (but delicious, nonetheless) food options. Most of us will just be putting our beach bodies in jeopardy with our overindulgence, but for a large portion of the population, there will something much greater at stake: a significantly …


  • By Linh Ngo
  • Posted February 27, 2018

Part II: Marfan Syndrome and the Unknowns of Genetic Testing

But genetic testing is not a final exam. It is only the beginning. Linh NgoWriter, wanderer, science rambler Editor's Note: As part of Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month, we are reposting this blog from sciwalkcafe.org with the author's permission. This is Part 2/2. Part 1 can be viewed here. People tend to think about genetic …


  • By Linh Ngo
  • Posted February 8, 2018

Marfan Syndrome and the Unknowns of Genetic Testing

Editor's Note: As part of Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month, we are reposting this blog from sciwalkcafe.org with the author's permission. This is Part One, the post will be concluded later in the month. I have Marfan syndrome. Everyone and their moms know it. I am tall and lanky. My fingers are spindly and my lenses are dislocated. I …