At the Cleveland Clinic's HealthHub, Charis Eng highlights the role of genetic counselors in the healthcare system.

Eng, who heads the clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute, says that genetic counselors "help make sense of complicated information and translate it into something that can benefit your health and your family’s health in very real ways."

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