NSGC 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. Tumor, Germline Testing of Cancer Patients Can Give Discordant Results Premium A study presented at the NSGC annual meeting found that tumor analysis and germline testing yielded discordant results in almost a quarter of cases. Non-Genetics Healthcare Providers Can Effectively Return Sequencing Results, NSGC Study Finds Premium HudsonAlpha researchers analyzed what, if any, errors healthcare providers in the neonatal intensive care unit made when returning sequencing results. Increased Adoption of Whole-Genome Sequencing Testing Hinges on Acceptance by Payors, Providers Premium A National Society of Genetic Counselors panel discussed whether healthcare providers are ready for whole-genome sequencing to be adopted as a first-line test. Genetic Counselors Medicare Payment Bill Gaining Support Despite 'Scope of Practice' Disagreement Premium The bipartisan bill is backed by more than 250 organizations, but ACMG remains opposed, arguing that ordering tests is part of the practice of medicine. 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 Sep 30, 2016 Expanded Carrier Screening in Egg, Sperm Donors Raises New Issues, Genetic Counselors Find Oct 23, 2015 At NSGC, Panelists Tackle Overlap Between Risky Cancer, Prenatal, Pediatric Genes Sep 17, 2014 Physicians' Genomics Knowledge, Basic Skills Still Barrier to Adoption, Study Finds Premium Feb 10, 2010 Myriad Defends Policy of Urging Docs to Genetically Counsel BRACAnalysis Customers Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.