As part of the Autism Awareness Month, our Genetic Counselors have been working hard to raise awareness. Fragile X Syndrome has a significant association with Autism. This infographic shares more information about Fragile X Syndrome – genetic causes, associated health concerns, and importance of genetic counseling and testing.
About the Authors
Zainab Abbas graduated from VIT, Vellore in B.tech Biotechnology and currently is an intern learning the ropes from expert genetic counselors at MapmyGenome. Shadowing many cases, Zainab has been learning how genetics works and how genetic counseling is really done for various genetic diseases and genetic disabilities.
Neeraja Reddy is a board-certified genetic counselor (American Board of Genetic Counseling). She is a genetic counselor at Mapmygenome. Neeraja completed her Masters in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. She had earlier worked with University of Pennsylvania, Telegenetics Program.
Pooja Ramchandran is a pioneer in the field of genetic counseling in India and Director of Genetic Counseling at Mapmygenome. She has been practicing clinical genetic counseling in India since graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. She is a much sought-after expert in a niche profession and, being the first genetic counselor in the country with a formal degree in genetic counseling, she is committed to establishing the genetic counseling profession in India.