Tracking the development of the Genetic Counsellor role In 2020 the Wellcome Connecting Science Engagement and Society team explored the … More
Tag: Genetic Counselling
So Much More Than Just a Test, the introductory film to the Voices of Genetic Counsellors short documentary series, is an official selection for the 2020 Imagine Science Film Festival
Placing the role of Genetic Counsellors in the Spotlight We are proud to share that So Much More Than Just … More
Genetic Counsellors: Walking on the genetics journey
Over the past three months the ‘Voice of Genetic Counsellors’ video series has enabled us to step into the shoes … More
Genetic Counsellors: Enabling Patients to Fostering Resilience
Turning patient stories into hope and resilience One of the main reasons people seek a genetic test is to establish … More
Genetic Counsellors: Helping Patients Cope with Bad Results
The art of caring in clinical practice For genetic counsellors it’s not simply enough to impart scientific knowledge, or to … More
Music of Life Short-film Selected for Raw Science Film Festival 2020
The Music of Life: What is a Gene? short-film selected to appear in the 2020 Raw Science Film Festival (Los Angeles, California).
Genetic Counsellors – Communicating Complex Messages
Receiving a confirmed diagnosis of a genetic condition can have a ripple effect, potentially affecting multiple generations of a single family.
Genetic Counsellors: An Important Part of Multidisciplinary Clinical Healthcare Teams
Genomethics discusses how genetic counsellors can help their colleagues learn about genetics
Genetic Counsellors: A unique skill set
Genetic Counsellors are pivotal to the interpretation of complex clinical concepts; possessing specialist skills and expertise to communicate genetic information … More
The duty of care: a genetic balancing act?
Genetic testing is becoming a standard part of UK healthcare, with plans to expand its use. But who does this information belong to, and who decides who it is shared with?
Genetic Counselling in Focus
The vital role of the Genetic Counsellor in their own words – Voices of Genetic Counsellors Video Series.
A collaborative project between Wellcome Genome Campus Society and Ethics Research and the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors.
Addressing inclusion in genetic counselling
For patients receiving genetic counselling there is often a mixture of emotions and anxieties involved. The very purpose of this service is to help people make sense of who they are, what inherited risks they might face, or even come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.
Genomics and big data — who do we trust?
Genomic data is being produced in ever greater quantities, whether within our health services, in academic research projects, or by … More
Developing a genomics workforce for the future
The Topol Review, led by cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher Dr Eric Topol and facilitated by Health Education England, … More
Editing embryos – Could you? Would you? Should you? Views from Genetic Counsellors
Genetic counsellors sit on the front line of genomics – translating (literally) the science for people who are trying to … More
Talking about genetics with children? Use Harry Potter
This guest blog comes from Jon Roberts again; doctoral student from Kings College London and Wellcome Genome Campus. See Jon’s … More
Genetic counsellors and genomic counselling
The genomic era is upon us. From the Government’s pledge to sequence 100,000 genomes to the launch of 23andMe, a … More