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The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) provides information to the media regarding genetic counselors and genetic and genomic services in health care. NSGC has member spokespersons available to participate in interviews with local, regional and national media.

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Position Statements

  • Prenatal Testing for Adult-Onset Conditions
    Oct 09, 2018 01:24 PM
    The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) does not recommend prenatal genetic testing for known adult-onset conditions if pregnancy or childhood management will not be affected. Due to potential medical and ethical complexities, NSGC recommends that prior to undergoing testing, prospective p...
  • Genetic Testing of Children in the Adoption Process
    Oct 09, 2018 01:23 PM
    The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) supports collecting available health information (including medical, genetic, and family history) for children entering the adoption process. As with any child, concerns that arise about a genetic condition should be relayed to a clinical genetics sp...
  • Newborn Screening
    Dec 12, 2017 01:28 PM
    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...
  • Blood Spot Storage and Use
    Dec 12, 2017 01:27 PM
    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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