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The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) provides information to the media regarding genetic counselors and genetic and genomic services in health care. NSGC has member spokespersons available to participate in interviews with local, regional and national media.

For Media Inquiries or Interview Requests with NSGC Spokespersons, Contact:

Jennie Szink
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Position Statements

  • Use of Multi-Gene Panel Tests
    Mar 14, 2017 02:03 PM
    The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) endorses the use of multi-gene panel tests when clinically warranted and appropriately applied.  These tests can provide a comprehensive and efficient route to identifying the genetic causes of disease.  Before ordering a multi-gene panel test, provi...
  • Genetic Testing of Minors for Adult-Onset Conditions
    Feb 15, 2017 07:27 AM
    The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) encourages deferring predictive genetic testing of minors for adult-onset conditions when results will not impact childhood medical management or significantly benefit the child.  Predictive testing should optimally be deferred until the individual h...
  • Regulation of Genetic Testing
    Jan 30, 2017 12:21 PM
    Regulation of Genetic Testing Position Statement

    The National Society of Genetic Counselors supports regulation of DNA testing for health-related conditions and hereditary diseases for clinical use. Any decision to regulate genetic testing should be patient-focused and should carefully consider the...
  • Human Germline Editing
    Nov 15, 2016 10:10 AM
    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...

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