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A study group eager to learn about genetic testing online was not won over by videos produced by academics without communication expertise.

A survey by University of Nebraska researchers found that both specialists and primary care healthcare providers largely interpreted genetic testing results correctly.

Findings of a new study point to the need for technological solutions and education to improve local healthcare providers' ability to discuss genetic information with patients.

Panelists at the NSGC annual meeting said artificial intelligence approaches like chatbots could complement traditional genetic counseling approaches.

The acquisition, slated to close in the coming days, will give Invitae access to Clear Genetics' chatbot Gia, or Genetic Information Assistant.

InformedDNA's network of remote counselors will augment the AI-driven chatbots offered by OptraHealth's automated GeneFax platform.

For Everyone

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The company will provide counseling in multiple languages and connect people to local healthcare resources so they can use the genetic information they've learned in their own care. 

The Cancer Journal documented 25 cases where inappropriate tests were ordered, variants were interpreted incorrectly, and wrong results were reported to patients. 

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

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