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Vendors look to augment, not replace, genetic counselors with consumer-friendly technology, including AI-driven online chats and decision support systems.

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The Sydney Morning Herald reports on an Australian effort to provide quick genomic testing to ill infants.

Run by the daughter of a renowned genetic oncologist, CancerIQ is expanding and raising money as it rolls out its testing management and clinical decision support technology.

For the two five year grants, the NIH will favor applicants with experience providing counseling throughout the US and to diverse and disadvantaged communities.  

A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting last week analyzed how counseling sessions affected patients on five measures.

Genetic counselors, laboratories, and patients themselves have roles to play in reclassifying gene variants, including variants of uncertain significance.

The telegenomics firm's 40 genetics experts will evaluate and make care decision for patients, and facilitate peer-to-peer consultations for providers.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors has garnered bipartisan support for H.R. 7083 by emphasizing healthcare savings from using counselors to drive appropriate test use.

H.R. 7083, developed in collaboration with the National Society of Genetic Counselors, seeks to improve Medicare payment for genetic counselors.

Demand for Counselors

Wired reports on the shortage of genetic counselors as demand for their skills increase.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.