The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 on March 6, 2018. This is the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) test to report on three specific breast cancer gene mutations most common in people of Ashkenazi (Ea
View sessions you missed in Columbus, earn additional CEUs, and review the valuable information presented at the 2017 Annual Conference by purchasing online session recordings. The conference recordings package features pre-conference symposia, plenary and educational breakout sessions.* The online
Celebrities. We are fascinated by them. We often want to be like them. And we often take their advice based on their personal experience. Recently, Christina Applegate announced she had her ovaries removed after learning she tested positive for a BRCA1 mutation (more on that below).
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) strongly supports newborn screening for the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) as approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. NSGC also supports state-mandated newborn screening systems for the universal protecti
The National Society of Genetic Counselors supports newborn screening laboratories' storage and use of blood spot samples, and transparent policies to regulate these activities. Dried blood spots are valuable resources that significantly contribute to lifesaving newborn screening and advance public
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