It's National Genetic Counselor Day!

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November 08, 2018
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It’s National Genetic Counselor Day! A day dedicated to empowering genetic counselors to help raise awareness and interest about genetic counselors in your communities and institutions, and to help consumers understand the important and supportive role genetic counselors can play in their healthcare.

“As a genetic counselor at Virginia Cancer Specialists, I have many roles. I serve as a detective to search for answers, a translator who makes sense of complicated medical and genetic information, and a communicator who helps inform other family members who may be at risk.” Shawn Lipinski, ScM, CGC, Virginia Cancer Specialists.

Find out more from the National Society of Genetic Counselors here.

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What is a Genetics Counselor?