In this week we focused mainly on genetic counseling. This is the process of determining risks and the presence of genetic conditions. We also described how and why one might go about getting genetic testing done. While there was no lab this week, we certainly became far more knowledgeable about genetic diseases and predispositions!
Overview of the Genetic Counselor Role
In the above document we have described the role of a genetic counselor. We have also explained the general training required to start a career.
Description of and Motivation for Genetic Testing
In this slideshow we explained what genetic testing is and gave some reasons individuals may want to get genetic testing. Some of these motivations may be to determine if a person is at risk for developing a disease, or to try and explain why a pregnancy is not going according to plan.