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
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
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.