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When discussing genetic counseling, there are many misconceptions. Some of these misconceptions may seem silly and ridiculous, but it’s important to clarify the truth so that people are well aware of the services available to them.

(Maio et al 2013) Awareness of Genetic...


To find a genetic counselor near you, visit


Some common reasons to visit a genetic counselor.


You may see this title every so often, but do you really know what a genetic counselor does?

No worries, I am here to explain.

A genetic counselor:

  • Is a member of a healthcare team

  • Assesses your risk for a health problem that runs in your family

  • Teaches you...


A few key things to keep in mind whenever you are discussing or researching anything related to genetics:

  • As much as scientists, doctors, and other medical professionals know, there is a lot more we don’t know.

  • New discoveries in genetics are taking place every...


Hi, my name is Dena DNA, and I am a genetic counselor. I have worked with and studied multiple aspects of genetics everywhere from Molecular Anthropology all the way to Cancer Cell Biology.

But why am I different?

Well, I speak “real people language”, or what the science...

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The purpose of this website is to spread awareness of the Genetic Counseling profession. Dena DNA does not offer any medical advice.
Each situation is unique; if you believe you need genetic counseling, go to to find a licensed Genetic Counselor near you.