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dc.creatorPossehl, Cassidy
dc.date2017-05-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T17:59:31Z
dc.date.available2017-05-31T17:59:31Z
dc.date.created2017-05-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11533
dc.description.abstractAudrey Heimler and colleagues founded the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) in 1979 in New Hyde Park in New York, New York. Her stated goals were to establish the field of genetic counseling within biomedicine and to coordinate counselors’ voices, so that physicians and others in the medical industry would not dictate the future of the field. Genetic counselors inform patients about the potential for inherited diseases passed on through family lineages and help to navigate the options available. NSGC helped establish the field of genetic counseling by formulating guidelines for accreditation in university programs, establishing curriculum for continuing education of members, and creating committees to respond to issues that pertain to genetic disorders and the way they are presented to patients. As scientists continue to research the human genome, particularly in the area of prenatal genetics, an area of medicine that allows physicians to diagnose the health of the fetus prior to birth, genetic counseling is an established field in reproductive medicine.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Society of Genetic Counselors (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshGenetic counselorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGenetic counselingen_US
dc.subject.lcshMarks, Joanen_US
dc.subject.lcshSarah Lawrence College. Human Genetics Programen_US
dc.subject.lcshRutgers University. University Collegeen_US
dc.subject.lcshStony Brook Universityen_US
dc.subject.lcshNew Hyde Park (N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Society of Human Geneticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAsilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA Moleculesen_US
dc.subject.meshAmerican Board of Medical Specialtiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFragile X syndromeen_US
dc.subject.meshGenetic Counselingen_US
dc.titleThe National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOrganizationsen_US
dc.subject.tagNational Society of Genetic Counselorsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-05-31en_US
dc.contributer.editorKim, Grace Den_US


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