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Genomic Technologies SIG

Upcoming Webinar

  • Bio-info-what? | Thursday, December 14 at 12:00pm CT

1. Describe the general bioinformatics workflow for calling variants from NGS data
2. Outline the important information in each of the three major NGS file types: FASTQ, SAM/BAM, and VCF
3. Examine tools used to annotate and filter variants generated in the VCF: population databases, in silico tools, read depth

Brice Sarver, PhD
Bioinformatics Scientist, Ambry Genetics

Karlla W. Brigatti, MS LCGC
Genetic Counselor, Clinic for Special Children

For genetic counselors claiming continuing education units (CEU): The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized NSGC Genomic Technologies SIG to offer up to 0.3 CEUs or 3.0 Category 1 contact hours for the event GT SIG Quarterly Webinar Series. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

*SIG Membership is required to participate in each webinar. Join the Genomic Technologies SIG today.


The mission of the Genomic Technologies SIG is to promote the education of both genetic counselors as well as health care providers about existing, new, and emerging genetics and genomics technologies. Molecular technologies are advancing at a rapid rate and the vast majority of genetic counselors did not receive any training in order to understand and critically evaluate the technologies used today. The mission of this SIG directly relates to and supports the NSGC's mission to advance the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.

Purpose:The purpose of the Genomic Technologies SIG is to pull together genetic counselors who are particularly versed in molecular genetics and genomics technologies. The SIG is intended to attract Genetic Counselors from a variety of work settings and specialties who are knowledgeable and/or interested in new and emerging genomic technologies. The genomic technologies SIG aims to facilitate the exchange of information and resources among genetic counselors so as to promote and ensure the highest quality counseling for patients. Further, the SIG serves as a hub for the coordination of educational needs as requested by genetic counselors and training program directors.  


Access the Genomic Technologies SIG community (including the Genomic Technologies SIG Discussion Forum and SIG Documents) here .

Join Now:  To add this SIG to your NSGC membership, please visit your  member profile . From the Actions tab, select the "Add Membership Package" option and select the SIG you would like to join. You will then be able to pay online or print an invoice to mail with a check.


Zöe Powis
Ambry Genetics

Kimberly Banks
Guardant Health
Redwood City, CA

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