Maps & Genes is maintained by a group of practicing genetic counselors with post contributions from current genetic counseling students.

We blog about genetic counseling, genetics, healthcare, graduate school, networking, and other relevant topics.

We include insight into resources, organizations, and musings that will help candidates enter this exciting field as well as create community among those already in the field.

If you’re new to the site, you may want to start by…

If you’re a current GC student interested in writing a guest post…

Ask us questions and send us comments: mapsandgenes@gmail.com.

AND, don’t forget to subscribe to our email list to receive posts to your inbox (link at bottom of site!).




7 thoughts on “About

  1. Mike K. says:

    Hi! I’m a prospective GC applicant who’s hoping to nab a spot for next Fall. I just wanted to say: keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. Ladies, I’m delighted to come across your blog.
    I’m on my journey into genetic counseling, taking a bit of a detour at the moment, but excited to be actively engaged with the field in the mean time. I look forward to thought provoking posts and learning about your journeys! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Shruti says:


    I’m hoping to get into a university for Genetic Counselling coming Fall. Reading this blog was extremely helpful. I’m so glad I came across it, especially because of the article on how other student profiles can be a bit overwhelming.

    Great Job! 🙂

  4. Shreya says:

    Hi guys! Just finished interviews (whew what a whirlwind of traveling these past 7 weeks!). Came across your site and glad to see all the resources you have for current students and practicing counselors. I Will certainly be visiting often!

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