NSGC Most Genetic Counselors Encounter Discrepant Variant Classifications, Must Work Out Interpretations Premium While neither common nor rare, discrepant variant classification can affect the management of patient care, and there are efforts to improve interpretations. Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests A randomized controlled study presented at the NSGC annual meeting looked at whether the ARIA approach could improve recall, understanding, and satisfaction. Genetic Testing Results Influence Epilepsy Patient Care and Outcomes, Study Presented at NSGC Finds Changes in clinical management of epilepsy patients based on genetic testing results led to a decrease in seizure frequency for many patients. At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change Medical racism and race-based medicine persist, though plenary speakers at this year's NSGC meeting said genetic counselors may be able to help address disparities. ACMG Lobbying State Legislatures on Genetic Counselors' Scope of Practice Draws Criticism Premium The college wants genetic counselors to work with doctors when ordering genetic tests, but not all medical geneticists agree the stance is good for patients. Nov 23, 2020 Tumor, Germline Testing of Cancer Patients Can Give Discordant Results Premium Nov 23, 2020 Non-Genetics Healthcare Providers Can Effectively Return Sequencing Results, NSGC Study Finds Premium Nov 20, 2020 Increased Adoption of Whole-Genome Sequencing Testing Hinges on Acceptance by Payors, Providers Premium Feb 11, 2020 Genetic Counselors Medicare Payment Bill Gaining Support Despite 'Scope of Practice' Disagreement Premium Feb 5, 2020 Medical Organizations Form Reproductive Genetics Technology Consortium Nov 11, 2019 Chatbots Could Help Human Genetic Counselors Focus on Patient Concerns Nov 7, 2019 NSGC Panel Divided on Whether Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Should Undergo Panel Testing Premium Aug 13, 2019 Complex Genetic Testing Errors Emerge Amid Increasing Panel Use, Consumer Access, Case Series Finds Jun 17, 2019 Genetic Counseling Medicare Payment Bill Introduced in Congress Nov 19, 2018 NSGC: Genetic Counseling Can Ease Fear, Increase Empowerment Among Heart Disease Patients Nov 19, 2018 At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Discuss Why, How Gene Variants Are Reclassified Nov 16, 2018 NSGC: Clinical Variant Interpretation Continues After Lab Reports Issued Oct 29, 2018 Genetic Counselors Push to Advance Legislation to Allow Medicare Billing Premium Oct 24, 2018 Genetic Counseling Medicare Bill Introduced in Congress May 30, 2018 Stakeholders Urge Payors to Cover Confirmatory Testing for 23andMe's DTC BRCA Test Premium Sep 18, 2017 Variant Reclassification Common, Causes Range of Emotions Among Patients Sep 15, 2017 Videos Can Bolster Exome Sequencing Knowledge in Conjunction With Genetic Counseling Sep 15, 2017 NSGC Panelists Discuss Strategies to Convert Variants of Unknown Significance to Known Significance Apr 25, 2017 Cancer Genetic Counselors Report Practice Changes After AMP v. Myriad Court Decision Sep 30, 2016 Germline BRCA2 Mutations Suspected in Some Primary Brain Cancer Cases Load More Breaking News Hamilton, Pacific Biosciences Partner on Automating DNA Sample Prep Danaher Q4 Revenues Rise 21 Percent COVID-19 Severity Biomarker Candidates Revealed in RNA Sequencing Study Flatiron Health, Japanese Hospital Partner on Real-World GI Cancer Database Abbott Q4 Diagnostics Revenues Grow 3 Percent, Full-Year Revenues up 25 Percent Molecular Diagnostics Firm Mainz Biomed Prices $22.5M Follow-on Share Offering The Scan Time to Act A new report urges the UK to consider regulations to protect against the misuse of genomic technologies, according to the Guardian. Fulgent Seeking Defamation Suit Fulgent Genetics says it plans to sue Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva for defamation, the Los Angeles Times reports. Speeding Gene-Edited Crops Reuters reports that China's new trial rules will make it easier to grow gene-edited crops there. Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Viral Recombination, Pan-Cancer Mutations, SARS-CoV-2 Variability In Nucleic Acids Research this week: updated pipeline to detect viral recombination, mutational patterns in tumor samples, and more.