Genetic Counseling

Is Caregiver Education About Sickle Cell Trait Effective?
Is Caregiver Education About Sickle Cell Trait Effective? 1024 575 Abbie Roth
Color photo of Black father holding infant on shoulder in front of nursery background with clouds on the wall

Researchers evaluate the standardized education in Ohio to determine if it achieves high caregiver knowledge. Despite universal newborn screening that detects the presence of sickle cell trait (SCT), only 16 percent of Americans with SCT know their status. To address this issue, in Ohio, in-person education is offered to caregivers of referred infants with SCT.…

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Secondary Findings: What Should Be Reported?
Secondary Findings: What Should Be Reported? 150 150 Brianne Moore

With the growing use of exome and genome sequencing in research and diagnosis, the ACMG has recently released a policy update on the reporting of secondary findings. Genomic sequencing is instrumental in identifying many diseases. It can also reveal disease causing variants in our genetic code unrelated to the reason the clinical exome or genome…

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