ABGC in the News

ABGC in the news

Wired.com – April 10, 2018
Helix Takes Clinical Genetic Testing Straight to Consumers

Ana Morales, a certified genetic counselor at the Ohio State University Medical Center and President-Elect of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, was quoted on Wired.com in the article "Helix Takes Clinical Genetic Testing Straight to Consumers" in the "Science" section. She gives the certified genetic counselor’s perspective on these new direct-to-consumer testing options.

Read more at this link: https://www.wired.com/story/helix-takes-clinical-genetic-testing-straight-to-consumers/

GenomeMag.com – March 29, 2018
By Karen Powell, MS, CGC – ABGC Past President
Despite FDA Approvals of Direct-to-Consumer Tests, People Still Need to See Certified Genetic Counselors
23andme tests may be fun to try, but genetic counselors can provide a full picture of health risks.

ABGC board member, Karen Powell, MS, CGC, wrote a bylined article for GenomeMag.com that addresses the popular direct-to-consumer testing company 23andMe. The company was just given the green light from the Food and Drug Administration to test for three mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, two of the most commonly known genes associated with breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancer risks.

Read more at this link: http://genomemag.com/2018/03/fda-approvals-of-direct-to-consumer-tests-need-genetic-counselors/

GenomeMag.com – February 28, 2018
By Ana Morales, MS, CGC – ABGC President-Elect
What Genetic Testing Might Uncover About Your (And Your Family Members’) Heart Health
Learning about genetic risk may help individuals be proactive about their health.

The first in a series of articles from ABGC for a regular column in GenomeMag.com, a bylined article was published by ABGC President-Elect, Ana Morales, MS, CGC. The topic was heart health and how genetic testing plays a role for patients who have already been diagnosed with a heart condition. She discusses red flags for anyone with a predisposition for heart disease and a number of things a cardiovascular genetic counselor may consider when deciding on the best test to offer.

Read more at this link: http://genomemag.com/2018/02/what-genetic-testing-might-uncover-about-your-and-your-family-members-heart-health/