How Artificial Intelligence will help Genetic Counselors
Kenny Wong, MS, CGC (he/him)
Since OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, there has been an influx of news and speculation on how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact various industries. AI can enable more people to access genetic counseling, a field that is growing rapidly due to the advancements in precision medicine with currently more than 160,000 genetic tests and 30 new tests each day. Read more.
Navigating AI Integration in Genetic Counseling: A Guide for the Profession
Vanessa Nitibhon, MS, CGC
Throughout our professional history, genetic counselors (GCs) have adeptly adjusted to new technologies and integrating them into clinic for the benefit of patients. Most often, however, the new technology is lab-based. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have led to the development of large language models (LLMs), like ChatGPT. Read more.
Jackie Baquet, MS, CGC
I like direction. I like knowing what has worked in the past and how it can help me accomplish my current goal. Whether I am baking cookies from scratch, building an Ikea cabinet, or job hunting, I prefer knowing the general rules of success. As a second-year genetic counseling student, I was grateful for the classes and conversations dedicated to transitioning from graduate school to my first job. Read more.
Journal of Genetic Counseling
Journal of Genetic Counseling Articles
CEU Program The 2023 Journal of Genetic Counseling Articles CEU Program is designed to help genetic counselors stay abreast of research occurring within the field, and provide additional learning and CEU opportunities in an on-demand, self-paced format. The four modules of the 2023 Journal of Genetic Counseling Articles CEU Program are currently accessible. The Journal of Genetic Counseling CEU Program is approved for 12.0 Contact Hours or 1.2 Category 1 CEU. Read More.
Effect of Accessibility of a Genetic Counselor on Uptake of Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A) and Carrier Screening for Patients Undergoing in Vitro Fertilization
Prapti Singh, Caitlin E. Martin, Erica Jamro-Comer, Marisa V. Andrews, Alison Almgren-Bell, Joan Riley, Patricia T. Jimenez
This retrospective cohort study assessed the accessibility of a genetic counselor on uptake of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) and carrier screening in a single academic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) clinic. Read more.
Performance of the Shared Decision-Making Process Scale for use in Evaluation of Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing Decisions
Rachel Gore Moses, Amanda Nieters, K. D. Valentine, Mackenzie Wooters, Julia Wynn, Amy Wardyn, Laura Amendola, Karen R. Sepucha, Kristen M. Shannon
This study aimed to evaluate feasibility, acceptability, reliability, and validity of the existing four-item Shared Decision Making (SDM) Process Scale for use in evaluating genetic testing decisions. Patients from a large hereditary cancer genetics practice were invited to participate in a two-part survey after completing pre-test genetic counseling. Read more.
Psychiatric Genetic Counseling: A Survey of Australian Genetic Counselors' Practice and Attitudes
Joanne Isbister, Adrienne Sexton, Laura E. Forrest, Paul James, James Dowty, Jessica Taylor, Jehannine Austin, Ingrid Winship
Genetic counseling plays a critical role in supporting individuals and their families' adaption to psychiatric conditions, addressing the multifactorial nature of these conditions in a personally meaningful and empowering way. Yet data related to the practice and attitudes of Australian genetic counselors about psychiatric genetic counseling (PGC) is limited. Read more.
Clinical Geneticists' Views on and Experiences with Unsolicited Findings in next-generation Sequencing: “A Great Technology Creating New Dilemmas”
Vyne van der Schoot, Carlijn Damsté, Helger G. Yntema, Han G. Brunner, Anke J. M. Oerlemans
Unsolicited findings (UFs) from diagnostic genetic testing are a subject of debate. The emerging consensus is that some UFs from genetic testing should be disclosed, but recommendations on UF disclosure generally leave room for variation in practice. This study aimed to explore clinical geneticists' views on and experiences with UFs during pretest counseling and UF disclosure. Read more.