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The college wants genetic counselors to work with doctors when ordering genetic tests, but not all medical geneticists agree the stance is good for patients.
During a session at the ASHG 2020 virtual meeting, representatives from both organizations laid out the reasons for their contrasting guidelines.
The software generates reports for pharmacogenomics, rare diseases, predispositions to common diseases, and nutrigenomics.
Genomic data should be easily accessible to patients and their physicians through electronic health record systems with privacy safeguards.
In an interview, Marilyn Li and Douglas Stewart discuss why ACMG has put forth points that doctors and labs should consider when presumed germline findings crop up in tumor testing.
Data presented at ACMG's online annual meeting suggests that more than 10 percent of prostate cancer patients across disease stages carry inherited cancer-related variants.
The bipartisan bill is backed by more than 250 organizations, but ACMG remains opposed, arguing that ordering tests is part of the practice of medicine.
The consortium will help professional organizations develop practice guidelines and facilitate discussion on the appropriate use of reproductive genetic testing.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has called on Myriad Genetics and others to share the genetic data they have amassed.
The new guidelines are meant to assist medical professionals in understanding the complexity and implications of exome sequencing in prenatal care.
Nature News writes that additional details about the UK plan for an agency to support high-risk, high-reward science are needed.
The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
The Wall Street Journal writes new studies are giving glimpses into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.
In PLOS this week: analysis of Plasmodium population structure, qPCR assay to diagnose scabies, and more.