ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – Genetic counseling can help patients newly diagnosed with a heart condition feel less fearful and more empowered, according to a study presented here at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting.

Recent guidelines have recommended genetic counseling and testing for inherited heart diseases, which has increased not only demand for genetic counselors but also outcomes data on genetic counseling, according to Brittney Murray, a genetic counselor at Johns Hopkins University.

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In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.

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This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.