Welcome to Heartland Genetics

Welcome! The Heartland Regional Genetics Network is a group of genetics and newborn screening providers, researchers, industry representatives, public officials, and advocates from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

This website provides information and resources to professionals, families, and collaborators to facilitate communication and work within the Network. Heartland welcomes you to use the resources contained in this site and invites your participation.

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The Midwest Genetics Network Region 4 shares resources for providers and patients in their Learner’s Corner.

They address genetics-related topics, including transitioning care throughout an individual’s lifetime, how to interpret genetic test reports, and more.

Visit their website at midwestgenetics.org/ to get started today!

#HRGN #geneticsresearch #genetictesting #newbornscreening #geneticsresources #geneticscreening #geneticcounseling
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The Midwest Genetics Network Region 4 shares resources for providers and patients in their Learner’s Corner. 

They address genetics-related topics, including transitioning care throughout an individual’s lifetime, how to interpret genetic test reports, and more. 

Visit their website at https://midwestgenetics.org/ to get started today!

#HRGN  #geneticsresearch #genetictesting #newbornscreening #geneticsresources #geneticscreening #geneticcounseling

A huge shoutout to Lynda Allen Riklon, Marshallese Liaison for HRGN, her husband Sheldon Riklon, MD and Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the entire Exclaim team for their phenomenal work on our Marshallese video series!

Lynda traveled to Chicago to work with the Exclaim team to complete the Marshallese voiceover. Their dedication has brought us close to completing our 5-part video series, which addresses some of the most challenging questions families face while navigating the genetics process.

Stay tuned as we look forward to releasing these valuable resources soon!

#HRGN #marshallese #genetictesting #newbornscreening #genetictesting #FamilyHealth
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A huge shoutout to Lynda Allen Riklon, Marshallese Liaison for HRGN, her husband Sheldon Riklon, MD and Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the entire Exclaim team for their phenomenal work on our Marshallese video series!
 
Lynda traveled to Chicago to work with the Exclaim team to complete the Marshallese voiceover. Their dedication has brought us close to completing our 5-part video series, which addresses some of the most challenging questions families face while navigating the genetics process.
 
Stay tuned as we look forward to releasing these valuable resources soon! 
 
#HRGN #Marshallese #genetictesting #newbornscreening #GeneticTesting #familyhealthImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Happy 4th of July from the Heartland Regional Genetics Network!

As we celebrate our nation's independence, we’re also celebrating the incredible communities we serve and reflecting on the strides we've made in providing vital genetic services, newborn screening, and family support across the Heartland region.

Stay safe and enjoy the festivities.

#HRGN #worldhealthorganization #newbornscreening #geneticnurse #geneticist #familyhealth #geneticcounseling #geneticcounselor
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Happy 4th of July from the Heartland Regional Genetics Network!
 
As we celebrate our nations independence, we’re also celebrating the incredible communities we serve and reflecting on the strides weve made in providing vital genetic services, newborn screening, and family support across the Heartland region.
 
Stay safe and enjoy the festivities.
 
#HRGN #worldhealthorganization #newbornscreening #geneticnurse #geneticist #familyhealth #geneticcounseling #geneticcounselor

Expecting Health shares science-based and policy-informed information that reflects the lived experience of individuals and their families.

It was founded on the idea that families deserve and should expect more. You can get started by visiting their YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/@expectinghealth6446/videos,

#HRGN #healthservices #geneticist #FamilyHealth
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Expecting Health shares science-based and policy-informed information that reflects the lived experience of individuals and their families.  

It was founded on the idea that families deserve and should expect more.  You can get started by visiting their YouTube channel at 
https://www.youtube.com/@expectinghealth6446/videos,

#HRGN  #healthservices #geneticist #familyhealth

The Mountain States Regional Network website provides educational materials answering common genetics-related questions for families and professionals.

Visit www.mountainstatesgenetics.org/ to explore resources that may help you or someone you know find answers to their genetic questions.

#HRGN #genetictesting #newbornscreening #geneticsresources #geneticscreening #GeneticCounselor
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The Mountain States Regional Network website provides educational materials answering common genetics-related questions for families and professionals.

Visit https://www.mountainstatesgenetics.org/ to explore resources that may help you or someone you know find answers to their genetic questions.

#HRGN #genetictesting #newbornscreening #geneticsresources #geneticscreening #geneticcounselor

Protecting yourself from cancer is important all year long.

The most serious skin cancer is melanoma, and 10% of the time, it is due to a genetic change you're born with that increases the risk of developing the cancer throughout your lifetime. Multiple melanomas in the family, certain moles, pancreatic cancer, or other early-onset cancers can all be potential risk factors that may warrant genetic testing for genes like CDKN2A, BRCA2, and BAP1.

Genetic counselors and dermatologists are important healthcare providers who can address your melanoma concerns. Learn more by reading comments from the American Academy of Dermatology Association @aadskin1. www.heartlandcollaborative.org/ill_resources/should-i-get-genetic-testing-for-melanom#HRGN##Cancera#genetictestings#geneticscreeninge#geneticse#geneticcounselingeling
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Protecting yourself from cancer is important all year long. 

The most serious skin cancer is melanoma, and 10% of the time, it is due to a genetic change youre born with that increases the risk of developing the cancer throughout your lifetime. Multiple melanomas in the family, certain moles, pancreatic cancer, or other early-onset cancers can all be potential risk factors that may warrant genetic testing for genes like CDKN2A, BRCA2, and BAP1. 

Genetic counselors and dermatologists are important healthcare providers who can address your melanoma concerns. Learn more by reading comments from the American Academy of Dermatology Association @aadskin1. https://www.heartlandcollaborative.org/ill_resources/should-i-get-genetic-testing-for-melanoma/.

#HRGN #Cancer #genetictesting #geneticscreening #genetics #geneticcounseling
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We offer a collection of genetic testing related videos in Spanish and Marshallese, with and without English subtitles.  These videos educate and prepare families by providing resources to help them navigate their unique genetic testing journey. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications when new videos are available.





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