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This is the 20th anniv. of home DNA testing for ancestry purposes! 20 years ago this mo, @FamilyTreeDNA sent out its first test kit. The testing was v diff, but the industry (cos like @23andMe, @Ancestry and @MyHeritage) traces back to this moment 2 decades ago. #DNAtesting20
In coming wks I’ll be tweeting out the milestones of the last 20 yrs in #DNAtesting. I’m taking suggestions! Could be industry or #geneticgenealogy moments, or ones relating to yr personal #genealogy journey. Put year and tag #DNAtesting20. This week: 2000-2010.
Milestones from 20 yrs of #DNAtesting: #DNAsurprises have been uncovered since the industry's beginning. The founder of @FamilyTreeDNA told me he stumbled on the 1st before he even rolled out product, during proof of concept testing in ‘99. #genealogy Send yrs w/ #DNAtesting20
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Hi all! I’m back from vacation & I’m ready to talk about GCs & genetic test ordering. A few things: this is not an official NSGC communication & I am no longer on the BOD. However, as NSGC's 2018 President, I’ve spent a lot of time on this issue & learned a lot. #GCchat
This is not solely directed at ACMG, though I wholly disagree with their stance & urge those who feel the same to contact their BOD & voice their concerns. This is a critical issue & I would like to enable educated, data-driven, respectful conversations between all involved.
This will be a long one. I'll thread all tweets & so as to not blow up inboxes, will tag everyone I mention at the end so you can find them. I'll also do my best to continue & facilitate the discussion here. But to contact NSGC, I suggest emailing them - nsgc at nsgc dot org.
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I've had 24 hours to think about @TheACMG's decision NOT to support #genetic counselors bill HR3235, The Access to Genetic Counseling Act. @TheACMG does not support genetic counselors right to order genetic testing. 1/5
@TheACMG I am a certified genetic counselor with >25 years experience in the field. I've been the senior author on 4 published papers re: 'errors in genetic testing', including errors due to the wrong test being ordered. 2/5 #gcchat
@TheACMG Errors documented have resulted in #patients having prophylactic surgeries they did not need, being diagnosed w late-stage cancers, and huge waste of #healthcare dollars. All of this because a #genetics professional was not involved in the ordering process. 3/5
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Thanksgiving is coming up, so here’s my #thread on HOW TO TALK ABOUT DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER (DTC) DNA TESTS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES 🦃🧬 #GCchat
* This thread is NOT medical advice! Ask your health providers about medical concerns! Also, I’m referring to folks 18+ since personally I don’t think parents/guardians should order DTC testing on minors. That could be a whole thread on its own, so I’m leaving kids out of this.
1) I don’t think telling people not to do things is the answer. I believe people should have access to the info they want about their health & DNA (Though informed choices are key! And I wish there was better access for more people so that DTC didn’t seem like the only option)
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1/n: So, we just finished reviewing abstracts for NSGC's 2018 Annual Ed Conference & I really enjoyed it! I loved some of the projects—for others I had constructive, diplomatic feedback. Here are some good & bad things that might be helpful to other researchers:
2/n: First, let’s start with the things that I didn’t like: 1. Bad intros. Omit clunky declarative opening lines. When in doubt, type “Purpose:” and go from there. Good intros don’t receive extra points, but you will avoid the dreaded sigh through grinding teeth.
3/n: Intro infatuation. Intros shouldn't be the longest part. Try color-coding each section or a word-count and make a bar graph to see relative length. It's like filling up on breadsticks at a subpar Italian chain restaurant when I came for the osso buco.
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