This week, Jeremy is joined by guest co-host Dr. Jill Yersak, vice president of mission strategy at The ALS Association, to discuss the benefits of genetic counseling and the potential benefits of genetic testing for people living with ALS. Jeremy also talks to Ellie Harrington, a certified genetics counselor at the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center at Columbia University Medical Center, to learn more about some of the common questions that are answered in a genetic counseling session.
Learn more about the genetics of ALS at https://www.als.org/research/research-we-fund/scientific-focus-areas/genetics
For more information on genetic counseling go to https://www.als.org/understanding-als/who-gets-als/genetic-testing/genetic-counseling
Find out what genetic testing can tell you at https://www.als.org/understanding-als/who-gets-als/genetic-testing
For tips on how to discuss genetic counseling and genetic testing with your doctor, go to https://www.als.org/understanding-als/who-gets-als/genetic-testing/how-discuss-genetic-testing-your-doctor