Technology and Automation Series Part 2: Crucial Factors in Making Genetic Counseling Available to All

Technology and Automation Series Part 2: Crucial Factors in Making Genetic Counseling Available to All

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the many advantages of the use of technology and automation in genetic counseling.  Metis Genetics’ work with a particular client for their non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) program provides a concrete example of the benefits of automation.

Technology and Automation Series Part 1: Crucial Factors in Making Genetic Counseling Available to All

Technology and Automation Series Part 1: Crucial Factors in Making Genetic Counseling Available to All

According the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of genetic counselors is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. But will we have the genetic counselors to meet this explosion over the ensuing decade? Likely not. Read about how technology and automation are providing clinically responsible support.

Saving Lives: How a Life Jacket Entrepreneur Found His Own Life Preserver Through a DNA Test

Saving Lives: How a Life Jacket Entrepreneur Found His Own Life Preserver Through a DNA Test

Mike Fox, 29, learned a lot about saving lives when he started his company, Hyde Sportswear, which makes an ultra-thin life jacket called the Wingman. The life vest even caught the attention of Shark Tank producers.

The day Fox received the email from the Shark Tank casting director was his mom’s birthday. “It was the first year without her, and it felt like a sign,” he says. It would be one of many signs that Fox felt after his mother died, as her death led to saving his life.