Scenes from COSI's "Genetic Counseling: The Faces of Genetic Disease" interactive "Experts" videoconference program for grades 7-12.
Here, Matt Pastore, pediatric genetic counselor at The Regional Genetics Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, discusses with remotely-connecting high school classrooms how genetics affects all of our lives.
COSI Outreach Demonstrator Katie Trausch facilitates the program.
In pediatric genetics, children with various birth defects, delays, and/or significant family history are evaluated to determine if they have an underlying genetic cause. Genetic counseling for several common conditions will be presented, including risk assessment, genetic testing, and psychosocial counseling.
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