genetic counseling Most Genetic Counselors Encounter Discrepant Variant Classifications, Must Work Out Interpretations Premium While neither common nor rare, discrepant variant classification can affect the management of patient care, and there are efforts to improve interpretations. Barriers Prevent Diversity Within Genetics Workforce, But Some Programs Aim to Bolster Representation A roundtable discussion organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examined the lack of diversity within genetics and genomics, especially among genetic counselors. Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests A randomized controlled study presented at the NSGC annual meeting looked at whether the ARIA approach could improve recall, understanding, and satisfaction. Cardiomyopathy Genetic Testing in Minors Has No Ill Effect on Family Dynamics, Study Finds Most parents in the study told their children about their results, and most adolescents thought they should be informed at the same time as their parents. Geisinger Trial to Evaluate Chatbot to Boost Cascade Testing in Familial Hypercholesterolemia Premium The trial is examining new tools to identify patients with FH and help patients communicate disease risk to at-risk family members. Jun 24, 2021 My Gene Counsel, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Partner on Genetic Testing Study Apr 14, 2021 Invitae, PCT Therapeutics, Genome Medical Partner to Offer Genetic Testing for Cerebral Palsy Feb 24, 2021 ACMG Lobbying State Legislatures on Genetic Counselors' Scope of Practice Draws Criticism Premium Dec 29, 2020 My Gene Counsel, Genomet Develop Decision Support Solution for Precision Cancer Care Nov 23, 2020 Tumor, Germline Testing of Cancer Patients Can Give Discordant Results Premium Nov 23, 2020 Non-Genetics Healthcare Providers Can Effectively Return Sequencing Results, NSGC Study Finds Premium Nov 23, 2020 Multigene Panel Germline Testing of Cancer Patients Detects Unexpected Pathogenic Variants Premium Nov 20, 2020 Increased Adoption of Whole-Genome Sequencing Testing Hinges on Acceptance by Payors, Providers Premium Nov 10, 2020 Genosity, Igentify Collaborate on Genetic Counseling Software, Ink Comarketing Deal Jul 1, 2020 Genome Medical Raises $14M in Extended Series B Financing Jun 4, 2020 Studies Show Potential of Video, Online Education to Expand Cancer Risk Genetic Test Access Premium Feb 11, 2020 Genetic Counselors Medicare Payment Bill Gaining Support Despite 'Scope of Practice' Disagreement Premium Feb 11, 2020 Healthcare Providers Try New Ways to Share Genetic Test Results With Patients, but Pitfalls Remain Premium Jan 16, 2020 DNAFeed Adds Genetic Counseling to Scripps Polygenic Risk Study Premium Dec 12, 2019 Online Tool to Select Secondary Findings May Shorten Genetic Counseling Sessions Dec 2, 2019 Columbia Study Finds Low Patient Engagement With Basic Genomic Education Videos Premium Nov 25, 2019 Primary Care Professionals May Be Able to Step in to Interpret Genetic Testing Results Nov 20, 2019 As Genetic Testing Access Grows, Travel Time Remains Barrier to In-Person Counseling Nov 11, 2019 Chatbots Could Help Human Genetic Counselors Focus on Patient Concerns Nov 11, 2019 Invitae to Acquire Genetic Counseling Chatbot Developer for $50M Load More Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.