The Benefits Of Genetic Counseling

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Imagine you or a loved one has a hereditary disease and you will never know how it would affect the future. That’s where genetic counseling comes in. A genetic counselor helps do genetic tests and communicate the information to families. They have to communicate complicated medical information to people who may not comprehend scientific language. I love science and I love teaching people. When I put those two things together, I get genetic counseling. Genetic counselors have an interesting history, including its creation and how it has developed. Sheldon C.Reed PhD coined the term ‘ genetic counselors’ after he joined the Dight Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota. Melissa Richter gets all credit for the idea of the…show more content…
How many of you have thought about the future? How technology becomes more advanced and how that will affect people 's everyday lives. Things change and develop. Innovations make our lives easier. Not only that, but they also make things safer. Genetic counseling is affected by the future just like any other occupation. This profession has grown as technology creates more exact genetic tests. Genetic counselors are in high demand. Not to mention they also help with other people 's futures. Think about how they change people 's lives. By identifying how diseases and such spread through family lines, the parents can have a better idea of how their genetics will affect their…show more content…
Next, if I can bore you for a few more moments, let’s talk about the whys. I want to be a Genetic counselor because I want to help people. I want to make a difference. I have always loved helping people and I believe that this is my way to help the world. Okay, most of you have probably guessed, but I love to teach. I know, big shock right. Genetic counseling allows me to teach something I care a lot about. But why do I care a lot about it? Some of you are probably aware I have Poland 's syndrome, or at least you might have noticed my smaller hand. Well Poland 's syndrome is not genetic, as far as it concerns the medical world. I want to work in genetics to try and figure out if it truly is just an anomaly or if it is linked to a genetic trait, and it has somehow slipped by scientists from the past. I feel like this is my way to make a difference, and after all, what 's better than making a difference while having fun working with families to improve
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