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Genetic Counselor: The Many Roles That Add Up to Greater Value

Genetic Counselor: The Many Roles That Add Up to Greater Value
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As the complexity of genetic testing has grown, so have the roles of the genetic counselor.

References:

  1. Klitzman, Robert L. Misunderstandings Concerning Genetics Among Patients Confronting Genetic Disease, Journal of Genetic Counseling. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2945403/pdf/nihms-223023.pdf 
  2. The Public And Genetic Editing, Testing, And Therapy. Available at: https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2016/01/STAT-Harvard-Poll-Jan-2016-Genetic-Technology.pdf 
  3. Genetics Home Reference, What is the cost of genetic testing, and how long does it take to get the results? Available at: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/costresults 
  4. Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, University of Michigan. A lot of blood, for no reason? U-M team concludes that common, costly clot test has few benefits. Available at: http://ihpi.umich.edu/news/lot-blood-no-reason-u-m-team-concludes-common-costly-clot-test-has-few-benefits 
  5. National Society of Genetic Counselors, 2016 Professional Status Survey Reports. Available at: http://www.nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=68 
  6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Available at: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/genetic-counselors.htm

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