Genetics has a new profession

I’ve recently found an interesting site, the geneticcounselor.net that tries to describe this great profession via news, links and articles.

Genetic counselors are health professionals who are trained to help families understand genetic disorders and to provide information and support to those families. They may also serve as patient advocates by referring individuals or families to local services that can be of assistance. To help understand the genetic counselors mission, let’s have a quick look at how genetic counselors relate to those not yet born

The best way to inform the public about genetics and prenatal testing is to talk to them directly.

A video on prenatal testing:

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) Commercial and Counseling Session:

Further reading:

Update: Don’t miss Steve Murphy’s reaction about National Society of Genetic Counselors.