The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) recognizes that new and emerging gene-editing techniques may be a means to prevent, ameliorate, or cure genetic disease. As such, the concerns about risk, or unacceptable uses of gene-editing technologies
The National Society of Genetic Counselors supports prenatal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening, also known as NIPT or NIPS,* as an option for pregnant patients. Because cfDNA screening cannot definitively diagnose or rule out genetic conditions, qualified providers sh
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) recommends the joint collection of a family health history (FHH) by patients and their healthcare providers in the course of routine and specialty medical care.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) supports the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics, Inc. which states that while synthetic complementary DNA is patent eligible, naturally occurring human DNA sequences may not be patented. NSG
DIRECT ACCESS TO GENETIC TESTING: The National Society of Genetic Counselors believes that people interested in at-home DNA testing (also known as direct-to-consumer, DTC, or online genetic testing) have a right to make an independent, informed decision about whether to pursue this form of testing.