genetic counseling

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.

The chatbot developed with Clear Genetics follows up with patients after genetic testing and educates family members at risk for inheriting the same mutations.

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.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.