The National Society of Genetic Counselors is the professional society for the small-yet-growing population of genetic counselors in the United States. I've been a member for the past 14 years and actively involved in NSGC as a volunteer during that time. My activities have ranged from writing articles and helping draft position statements to presenting webinars and leading task forces that have sought to answers questions that arise about direct-to-consumer and other genetic tests.
To reach even more people, the NSGC has asked a group of those involved in social media professionally to be involved in promoting the various efforts of NSGC. This group of digital ambassadors has been (very cutely) named the NSGC Gene Pool.
I am so happy that just in time for summer, I'll be diving in to the Gene Pool! If you follow me on social media, you'll probably notice a slight shift over the next few months. In addition to my posts related to ancestry testing and genealogy, you'll begin to see more tweets and posts related to various topics at the intersection of genetics and health, not just consumer genomics.
There is so much to learn, but I am happy to be a part of an association trying to get the information into the hands of those it can affect positively. #knowledgeispower!
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