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Wisconsin State Genetics Program

State Genetic Services

Genetics is a rapidly growing area in health and medicine. While still very important in the diagnosis and management of birth defects and rare disorders, genetics is also a factor in many common conditions. Every day, more is learned about the role genetics plays in diseases like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

The Wisconsin State Genetics Program strives to make sure Wisconsin families and health care providers are aware of and have access to the genetic services available in the state. To learn more about genetic services in Wisconsin, including how to locate medical genetics providers, visit the Wisconsin Genetics Website (exit DHS). The Genetics Program also works with several other public health programs to make sure necessary and important genetic information is appropriately available.

A genetic counselor is available as a resource to families and health care providers and can answer questions, provide referrals to genetic services, or offer education and training to those interested.

For more information contact: 

Michelle Kempf-Weibel, MS, CGC
Statewide Genetics Consultant
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
1 W Wilson St, Room 351
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Phone: 608-267-7148
Fax: 608-267-3824
Email: Michelle.KempfWeibel@dhs.wisconsin.gov  

Last Revised: February 28, 2014

 

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