How to pay for your genetic counseling with a $2,000 discount

Genetic counselor salaries are growing at an alarming rate.But with the rise of genetic counselors comes a price tag.A new study from Harvard Medical School found genetic counselors are paid about $2.1 million a year, or about $15,000 per person.For some, that’s not a big number.The average genetic counselor salaries can be as high as […]


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When your blood type turns red: The blood type you inherit

Genes influence the color of your skin, hair, nails and hair products, among other things.You can see how your blood group might impact these attributes on the chart below.For example, red hair, which is a blood group A, is often associated with high levels of melanin, which has a higher absorbency than other pigments.In addition, […]


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How genetic recombination could lead to a new breed of genetic criminals

By now, it should be pretty obvious that genetic recombining, the process whereby the two genes that are passed down from parent to offspring are swapped, is a big deal.For example, the two main genetic recombinations that occur when two parents pass their DNA to their children are autosomal dominant and recessive, respectively.But while this […]


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How to be a bikini bottom without genetic recombination

Genetic recombination occurs when a copy of a gene changes in a different part of the genome.For example, a gene that encodes the neurotransmitter serotonin changes to a gene encoding an enzyme that makes the hormone serotonin-releasing peptide (SNP).These genes are known as “target genes.”Each one has a different genetic code and a unique DNA […]


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Genetic testing for genetic disorders may soon be available for $10 a pop

Genetic testing is an increasingly popular method for determining which genetic diseases can be treated.Now, it may soon become available for just $10.In a statement to The Verge, the company that makes the test, Genome-Wide Diagnostics, said it had a deal with an unnamed patient who wanted to get genetic testing for a variety of […]


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