At Insight, we have the pleasure of helping to train the next generation of genetic counselors. With today being the first annual Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, we wanted to ask our current interns why they are so excited to join the field of genetic counseling and how they got to where they are today.
We asked some of our genetic counselors how they would describe being a genetic counselor and why they love their job.
A VUS is a change in a gene that at this point in time is an unknown, meaning genetics professionals don't know if this change is harmful (i.e. disease causing) or benign. However, genetic counselors can play a critical role in helping individuals and families interpret VUS results and determine next steps for personal care.
Advancements in technology has created a resurgence around gene therapy which is now offering new hope for Spinal Muscular Atrophy testing.
This July, Insight Medical Genetics is here to tell you about one that's near and dear to our genetics-loving hearts: fragile X awareness month.