Underserved Populations & Genetic Testing: Barriers in Language and Culture

The value of communication between the individual and the clinician in the genetics world is great. How the information is shared, understood, and acted upon can influence the experience of the individual and even their outcomes.

CRISPR Decoded: A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Genetic Editing

The idea behind a vaccine is simple: inject a portion of a dead

Genetic Testing & Insurance Companies

Genetic discrimination may not be a pair of words you naturally hear every day, but it is a real issue that occurs in our society. This form of discrimination can arise when someone is treated differently due to having a gene

Telegenetics- Optimizing Genetic Services with Communication

Genetic testing is a valuable source of information that allows patients to access their own

The Icing on the Genetic Cake

The “nature versus nurture” debate regarding how much of “you” is determined by genetics and by your environment is just as good as any classic argument -- coke versus pepsi, the chicken versus the egg, and Chicago-style or New York-style pizza.

Revolutionizing Genetic Screening and Education

As Jewish American Heritage Month comes to an end, the Center for Jewish Genetics is also wrapping up a yearlong Impact Award from Genetic Alliance. The Center is one of seven Impact Awardees funded to expand upon their existing outreach and education programs and demonstrate a significant increase in access to genetic services.

Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day!

Each year Thanksgiving is named Family Health History day as part of the Surgeon General’s Family Health History initiative

PKU Gourmet

We asked our consumer advisory group to share their experiences with genetic testing. This consumer shares his daughter's experiences with PKU.

Dissecting Deadly Delays in Newborn Screening

The states’ newborn screening programs are vital to the health of our country’s children. Learn more about how the Minnesota Department of Public Health keeps this important system running smoothly. 

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