What is Genetic Counseling?

What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetics researchers Maureen Smith (Northwesten University), Rex Chisholm (Northwestern University), and Ingrid Holm (Children's Hospital Boston) explain that a genetic counselor is a trained professional with expertise in understanding genetics and in conveying that information to patients. By discussing genetic results with a genetic counselor, patients should gain a better understanding of the results they receive and the options available to them in terms of healthcare.

What a Genetic Counselor Can Tell You

Dr. Rex Chisholm, a researcher at Northwestern University, explains that a genetic counselor is a trained professional with expertise in understanding genetics and in conveying that information to patients. By discussing genetic results with a genetic counselor, patients should gain a better understanding of the results they receive and the options available to them in terms of healthcare.

What is a Genetic Counselor?

Dr. Ingrid Holm explains that a genetic counselor is someone who has a Masters Degree in genetic counseling, who is trained in the fundamentals of genetic science, and also how to discuss genetic diseases with individuals and families. Genetic test results are often returned by genetic counselors.