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Genome magazine announces essay contest for patients and families

Genetic counselors are on the frontline of precision medicine. They are specially trained professionals who help people cope with and understand genetic conditions. They serve as an information bridge — educating physicians, researchers, patients, and prospective parents about the role of genetics in inherited diseases. They are responsible for translating test results to people from diverse backgrounds, using scientific acumen and empathy to help people make informed decisions about their health.

Genomemagazine and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) recently announced the inaugural Code Talker Award — an essay contest for patients and their families to honor a genetic counselor who has left a lasting impact on them. Three essay finalists and the genetic counselors they nominated will win a trip to NSGC annual education conference in Seattle, WA, September 28 – October 1, 2016, where the award will be presented.

This is your chance to help celebrate the compassion, expertise, and helpfulness a genetic counselor has given to you, your family, or a close relative.

Submit your story at the Code Talker Award website.

Deadline for submission is June 30th.