Genetic Counseling Lecture Provides Information and Options

Genetic counselor Lisa Kinsley gave a talk at the 2014 ALS Association’s Clinical Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Her talk focused on the utility of genetic counseling services for both sporadic and familial ALS patients, and the benefits genetic counselors can provide when obtaining family history information, determining the utility of genetic testing, and providing information about the testing process and the psychosocial impact of testing for both patients and unaffected family members. She also reviewed family planning options for families with a known mutation, including testing a pregnancy or even an embryo before it is implanted. The talk was well-received.

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