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.
With so much focus on a woman’s age during pregnancy, it’s easy to overlook how paternal age can affect genetic risk.
National Women’s Health Week is a national awareness campaign, which begins annually on Mother’s Day, and is aimed at empowering women to lead healthier lives.
Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about genetic counseling and why you should welcome your first genetic counseling appointment!