About Genetic Counseling

About Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling
What is a genetic counselor?

Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling.  Genetic counselors usually work as members of a health care team, providing information and support to families that have members with birth defects or genetic disorders and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions.  Genetic counselors are also needed in non-patient settings, such as public health, research and laboratory medicine.


The VaAGC facilitates communication among counselors in Virginia and serves as a resource for delivering relevant information to the public.

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