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Department of Human Genetics at Mt. Sinai Medical Center

a/k/a: MSSM


Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Dept. of Human Genetics
NY, NY 10028







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The Department of Human Genetics at Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSSM) is a multi-disciplinary, advocacy non-profit organization that provides clinical and laboratory services to a wide range of patients and families from the greater New York City metropolitan area. The Clinical Genetics team provides complete diagnostic management, treatment, and counseling services for people affected by genetic disorders and their families as well as comprehensive prenatal diagnostic services. In addition, the Department has extensive research laboratories directed by geneticists working on improved diagnostic methods and new treatments for various genetic disorders. Currently, there are 80 staff members including 17 faculty and 10 genetic counselors in the Department. The Department of Human Genetic produces several educational and support materials including brochures, journal reprints, Spanish language materials, and a regular newsletter. The Center also provides appropriate referrals, conducts genetic counseling and offers extensive training programs including a residency in Medical Genetics and a Master's degree program in Genetic Counseling.

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