Telehealth service provider GeneMatters is teaming with Clear Genetics to extend the reach of its genetic counselors for health systems and labs.
During a webcast to discuss the recent funding announcement for genome centers, project organizers offered details on data generation and return of results.
The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.
The researchers said their study uncovered an unmet need that could be addressed by changing how genetic counseling is included in clinical practice.
The aim of the clinic is to educate and answer patients' questions about their health risks and consumer genetic testing they've ordered online.
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.
Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.