Alisdair Philp, PhD, MS, CGC

About Alisdair Philp, PhD, MS, CGC

Dr. Philp, a board-certified genetic counselor with The University of Kansas Cancer Center, provides genetic counseling services at North Kansas City Hospital. He earned doctoral degree in biological sciences and genetics from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London. He also was the Henry M. Jackson Foundation Research Fellow at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He spent four years as a Howard Hughes research scientist at the University of Iowa and four years as a faculty member at Des Moines University, conducting research and teaching genetics to medical students. He completed his master’s degree genetic counseling at Northwestern University before moving to the Kansas City area.

DNA Home Test Kits: A Genetic Counselor’s Perspective

The rise in popular at-home DNA tests such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com has skyrocketed. In the next few years, demand is expected to more than quadruple. Individuals can buy genetic testing kits from local retailers, send away samples of saliva, discover their ancestry, and learn their predisposition to many diseases and health conditions. They get [...]

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