CommentaryGenetic Counseling

How Inclusion of Genetic Counselors on the Research Team Can Benefit Translational Science

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Science Translational Medicine  16 Mar 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 74, pp. 74cm7
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001898


  • Fig. 1. A beneficial addition to the translational research team.

    By communicating effectively with patients about complex, technical information, genetic counselors could help recruit participants for clinical studies. Additionally, genetic counselors have a patient-focused perspective that could help shift translational research toward a more clinical direction.


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