genetic counseling

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.

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.

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.