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
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) recognizes and celebrates a person’s inherent value including differences in one’s physical, cognitive, or psychiatric functioning. Individuals should be viewed holistically and not defined by others solely in terms of a single characteristic. Tec
The holiday season requires you to contemplate carefully what to get that person in your life who already has everything. Gift cards are a safe bet, you think, but then you flip to a magazine holiday gift guide and see it: a DNA test. A dozen years ago, it would have sounded absurd