genetic counseling

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CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Sanford is using Translational Software's platform to automate its clinical reporting as it looks to implement a broader PGx panel and test more patients.

The companies are working together to help insurers reduce wasteful spending and spur use of medically necessary tests. 

There's a dearth of genetic counselors in the US, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

At least some genes may play roles in both cancer risk and pediatric syndromes, posing complications for those tasked with conveying risk to patients.

There are an increasing number of job opportunities for genetic counselors, Nature Jobs reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A survey of genetics professionals conducted by researchers from the University of Washington has found that, on the whole, respondents' views on when and how to return incidental findings from whole genome and exome sequencing differed substantially from professional recom

The story has been corrected to state that InformedDNA is a genetics services firm, not a genetics testing company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When patients seeking BRCA testing are counseled by certified genetic healthcare providers (GHP) they may be more likely to receive cheaper testing procedures, thereby avoiding expensive comprehensive sequencing tests, according to

Cigna announced last week that it will require its members to undergo genetic counseling before deciding to cover genetic testing for heightened risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer syndromes, or Long QT syndrome.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.