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Genomic Technologies SIG


The mission of the Genomic Technologies SIG is to promote the education of existing and emerging genetic and genomic technologies. Genomic technologies, including lab instruments and assays, bioinformatics, and software that enhances clinical practice are advancing at a rapid rate. Meanwhile, many genetic counselors have not received the background training necessary to understand and critically evaluate many of the technologies used today. The mission of this SIG directly relates to and supports the NSGC's mission to advance the various roles of genetic counselors by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services, as they relate to genomic technologies.

The purpose of the Genomic Technologies SIG is to pull together genetic counselors who are particularly versed in molecular genetics and genomics technologies. The SIG is intended to attract genetic counselors from a variety of work settings and specialties who are knowledgeable and/or interested in new and emerging genomic technologies. The genomic technologies SIG aims to facilitate the exchange of information and resources among genetic counselors so as to promote and ensure the highest quality counseling for patients. Further, the SIG serves as a hub for the coordination of educational needs as requested by genetic counselors and training program directors.

The Genomics Technologies SIG is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members. For questions, comments, or concerns, or to learn more about us, please email


Current Members: Access the Genomic Technologies SIG community (including the Genomic Technologies SIG Discussion Forum and SIG Documents) here.


Janice Smires

Marissa Ellingson

Daria Ma

Kyla Holmes

Genomic Technologies SIG Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Artifical Intelligence/Machine Learning Subcommittee: 
KT Curry
Marlena Orthlieb