Our Story

Genetic Support Foundation, a charitable nonprofit 501c3, is the result of a vision that our president and founder, Jon Wolff, MD, had been pondering for quite some time. We all have things that drive us, and for some of us even keep us up at night. For Dr. Wolff this dream was creating a nonprofit devoted to genetics. Dr. Wolff also really believes in the value and necessity of genetic counselors and the work they do. This combination of a passion for genetics and advances in the field along with an appreciation for genetic counselors is what led to the formation of Genetic Support Foundation.

When we first sat down to discuss what Genetic Support Foundation might look like, of course we wanted to come up with a logo. Well it turns out our logo really helps tell our story, and was designed with our purpose in mind. Genetic Support Foundation really comes down to three main elements: genetics, decision-making, and you.

GENETICS

The DNA strand running through the middle highlights our core. Genetic Support Foundation’s primary focus is genetics, but what about genetics? We strive to be up-to-date on advances in genetics and genetic testing, and bring that information to you. But what sets us apart from other leading online resources about genetics is our depth and our objectivity. You won’t find surface information; we dig deep. And we are not selling you a product so we can be objective about the information we provide.

DECISION-MAKING

The arrow in the upper right corner reminds you that Genetic Support Foundation’s goal is to provide objective information you need to make decisions that are right for you, whether that is an “individual you” or a “collective you”.

YOU

The DNA is surrounded by parts of circles and squares, like you would see in a family history; that is you. Whether you are a patient, provider, or part of a healthcare organization, Genetic Support Foundation is here to support you.


Our Mission

To improve the quality of healthcare by providing up-to-date, objective genetic information to patients, providers, and healthcare organizations, supporting those in need of genetic services, and facilitating the adoption of best genetic practices.


Our Motivation

Genetic Support Foundation has a passion for genetics, and we believe that there is a need for objective information about genetic testing and how it can impact your health. Genetic testing technology is changing rapidly and there are a growing number of genetic testing options available.

Genetic Support Foundation is here to help you sort through the wealth of information in this new age of genetics. Our goal is to provide objective expertise and up-to-date information to help you.


Our Team

The Genetic Support Foundation team is comprised of experts in the field of genetics. Collectively we have decades of experience in genetic counseling and medical genetics. Click HERE to read more about the GSF team.


Our Information

The GSF staff, board, and contributors are comprised of professionals in the field of genetics and related areas that have been working with patients for decades. This experience allows us to write content based on these experiences. It also provides us the ability to anticipate what questions you have and what resources you may need.

Our information is derived from original research articles, reputable web resources, and first-hand experience. We also solicit input from professionals and advocacy organizations outside of Genetic Support Foundation, as we support a collaborative approach. The Genetic Support Foundation is a nonprofit organization; our job is to be up-to-date so you can be too.

The content of this website is for informational purposes only and is intended to educate consumers about health care issues and choices. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always consult with your physician before making medical decisions or electing to undergo any medical testing or treatment, or if you have any questions or concerns about your health.