Genetic Conditions and Fertility

The scene: Health class, Grade 8. Your biology teacher has just explained the mechanics of sexual intercourse, and now you’re about to find out the consequences if you do it. You can try to protect yourself, but contraception can fail. Have intercourse and surely sooner or later, you’re going to end up like this. It…

Reassurance and Routines in Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Hello again, bloggie doggies! 🐶 I’ve had a wonderful and long week of being a wanna-be genetic counselor, and I’m excited to share all of those fun updates. Before I forget, I wanted to make sure I share that next week my blog will be published on Friday afternoon instead of sometime Thursday! That’s because…

Doggie DNA: Could Genetic Counseling Go Veterinary?

Happy Thursday, readers! Many of you know that on top of being a genetics nerd, I am a big animal person. I’m always encouraging pet adoption, and before we adopted Buddy, I’d frequent the Humane Society to socialize with the shelter pets. I adore animals, and if genetic counseling didn’t exist, there’s a good chance…