genetic counseling

Patient lawsuit alleging that healthcare workers misread gene test results underscores need for genetic counseling.

Elisha Cooke-Moore, from a small town in Oregon, claims her doctors never showed her the test report or offered her genetic counseling to explain the results.

Clear Genetics is developing a chatbot to help make genetic counseling accessible, and genetic counselors say it could help handle straightforward cases.

Genetic counselors and patient advocates say more people are refusing genetic testing because they're uncertain of how it will impact their insurance.

A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors meeting examined experiences of parents whose children underwent exome sequencing.

Booming Field

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Sanford is using Translational Software's platform to automate its clinical reporting as it looks to implement a broader PGx panel and test more patients.

The companies are working together to help insurers reduce wasteful spending and spur use of medically necessary tests. 

There's a dearth of genetic counselors in the US, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

At least some genes may play roles in both cancer risk and pediatric syndromes, posing complications for those tasked with conveying risk to patients.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.