The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) believes that no individual should be discriminated against on the basis of genetic information obtained from tests or family history. NSGC supports the protections of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which safeguards
Genetic counselors are uniquely trained healthcare providers who deliver genetic risk assessment, provide comprehensive genetic counseling, and ensure the appropriate utilization of genetic tests; yet they are not recognized providers by all payers, including
Today, the Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the important role that genetic counselors should play in direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) supports the University of California,
Berkeley’s decision to alter their “Bring Your Genes to Cal” program by no longer sharing with students their individual genetic testing results but rather using them in an aggregated form to
As attention to direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic screening tests increases, so does the risk that inappropriate tests may be ordered or test results may be misinterpreted, according to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).
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