genetic testing

Democratizing Genetic Testing: Why Cultural Diversity Matters in Genetics Research

Although we have learned so much about genetics in the past few decades, there is still a lot of information we don’t know. And unfortunately, the amount of information we don’t know is greater for some groups of people than for others.

Variants of Uncertain Significance: How Genetic Counseling Can Help Funnel the Uncertainty

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. 

What Genetic Counselors Want You to Know About At-Home DNA Tests

At-home DNA tests have made a big splash about their ability to deliver medical information from the comfort of your own home. But, do these tests live up to the hype? Insight's lead genetic counselor Taya Fallen weighs in on the limitations and inaccuracies of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.