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Certified #GeneticCounselor and President & #CEO of @MyGeneCounsel. Contributor @Forbes. #digitalhealth #femalefounders #gcchat #gencsm #genetics #STEM
12 Jan 20
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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