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The Chicago-based National Society of Genetic Counselors cautions consumers about DNA testing that reveals both ancestral and medical information. The tests can be misleading if left unexplained by a professional counselor, President Rebecca Nagy said.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) supports continuing the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC). While its charter expires in April, it is critical that the committee’s work continues.
“Our ability to detect genomic changes has outpaced our ability to correlate many of those changes with human diseases and characteristics,” says Brenda Finucane, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
Women who give birth to infants with a genetic condition or congenital anomaly may be twice as likely to suffer from postpartum depression as women whose babies are born without such a condition, suggests research being presented here at the 31st Annual Education Conference of the National Society