The Genetics in Wisconsin website gives health professionals, patients, and families access to genetics information and resources. There are helpful links to other sites, as well as family stories that illustrate how Wisconsin genetics services benefit patients and families.
To learn more about Genetics and Public Health in Wisconsin, click here.
Featured Genetics Professional
“My career in genetic counseling has been exceedingly rewarding emotionally and intellectually. The field of genetics poses questions that are not easily answered and working with patients is its own reward. It is these challenges that have kept me interested in genetics and genetic counseling.“
2018 Genetics Exchange, September 28, 2018
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison
This two-day event focuses on the clinical care and research of genetic conditions that affect the Plain Community, including Old Order Amish and Mennonites. The conference highlights novel research and therapies for rare genetic conditions and collaborative efforts between major medical centers, universities and a consortium of rural health clinics. The conference brings together clinicians, scientists, midwives, administrators, and Plain community members to discuss relevant health and scientific topics.
An online education module that conveys the importance of folic acid in preventing birth defects, describes provider ability to prescribe prenatal vitamins so that women may access them at a reduced or no cost, and offers strategies to overcome barriers that women may experience when advised to take daily supplements.
genetic testing. This list contains recommendations regarding ordering genetic testing that can affect health care costs.