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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 OpenNotes movement is encouraging experimentation as some health systems start making complete genomic reports available to patients the moment the lab signs off.
Ongoing Scripps research into polygenic risk for coronary artery disease now offers remote genetic counseling as well as an Android app.
A study found that participants who used the Genomics ADvISER decision aid before a genetic counseling session needed less time than those who did not.
A study group eager to learn about genetic testing online was not won over by videos produced by academics without communication expertise.
A survey by University of Nebraska researchers found that both specialists and primary care healthcare providers largely interpreted genetic testing results correctly.
Findings of a new study point to the need for technological solutions and education to improve local healthcare providers' ability to discuss genetic information with patients.
Panelists at the NSGC annual meeting said artificial intelligence approaches like chatbots could complement traditional genetic counseling approaches.
The acquisition, slated to close in the coming days, will give Invitae access to Clear Genetics' chatbot Gia, or Genetic Information Assistant.
InformedDNA's network of remote counselors will augment the AI-driven chatbots offered by OptraHealth's automated GeneFax platform.
Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.
Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.
A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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