genetic counseling

To Worry or Not?

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

The CPMC study aims to provide participants with their genetic and non-genetic risks for disease and drug response and monitor how their behaviors change.

The protocol could lead to greater regulatory harmonization in Europe, where every country has its own national legislation covering genetic testing.

Researchers led by MD Anderson’s Karen Lu want to know the most efficient genetic counseling strategy as more people are getting screened for cancer risk genes.

Support and Trust

My Gene Counsel's Ellen Matloff says Facebook needs to regain the trust of patient groups that used its closed groups for support.

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.

Make Sense of It All

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.  

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.