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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

    • Human Gene Patenting
      Jul 15, 2015 10:25 AM
      The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) supports the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics, Inc. which states that while synthetic complementary DNA is patent eligible, naturally occurring human DNA sequences may not be patented. NSG...
    • Direct Access to Genetic Testing
      Jun 19, 2015 07:45 AM
      DIRECT ACCESS TO GENETIC TESTING: The National Society of Genetic Counselors believes that people interested in at-home DNA testing (also known as direct-to-consumer, DTC, or online genetic testing) have a right to make an independent, informed decision about whether to pursue this form of testing....
    • Clinical Data Sharing
      Apr 15, 2015 10:28 AM
      The National Society of Genetic Counselors encourages the sharing of genetic variant, phenotype and interpretation data acquired by clinicians and laboratories through clinical genetic and genomic testing....
    • Prenatal Testing For Adult- Onset Conditions
      Nov 03, 2014 11:19 AM
      The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) encourages deferring prenatal genetic testing for adult-onset conditions if pregnancy management will not be affected. Prospective parents have the right to make fully informed and autonomous decisions about reproductive options and pregnancy manage...

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