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Journal of Genetic Counseling

The official Journal of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

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15.09.2018 | Original Research

Evolving Decisions: Perspectives of Active and Athletic Individuals with Inherited Heart Disease Who Exercise Against Recommendations

Individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and long QT syndrome (LQTS) are advised to avoid certain forms of exercise to reduce their risk of sudden death. Cardiovascular genetic counselors facilitate both adaptation to, and …

07.09.2018 | Original Research

Interpretations of the Term “Actionable” when Discussing Genetic Test Results: What you Mean Is Not What I Heard

In genomic medicine, the familiarity and inexactness of the term “actionable” can lead to multiple interpretations and mistaken beliefs about realistic treatment options. As part of a larger study focusing on public attitudes toward policies for …

05.09.2018 | Original Research

User Acceptability of Whole Exome Reproductive Carrier Testing for Consanguineous Couples in Australia

The study aimed to explore with consanguineous couples in Australia the acceptability and perceived utility of whole exome reproductive carrier screening for autosomal recessive and X-linked recessive conditions. Semi-structured interviews with 21 …

01.09.2018 | Original Research

Relation Between Religious Perspectives and Views on Sickle Cell Disease Research and Associated Public Health Interventions in Ghana

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is highly prevalent in Africa with a significant public health burden for under-resourced countries. We employed qualitative research methods to understand the ethical, legal, and social implications of conducting genomic …

01.09.2018 | Original Research

The Feelings About genomiC Testing Results (FACToR) Questionnaire: Development and Preliminary Validation

The purpose of this study was to develop a brief instrument, the Feelings About genomiC Testing Results (FACToR), to measure the psychosocial impact of returning genomic findings to patients in research and clinical practice. To create the FACToR …

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The Journal of Genetic Counseling, published for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Inc., is a timely, international forum addressing all aspects of genetic counseling. The journal focuses on the critical questions and problems that arise at the interface between rapidly advancing technical developments and the concerns of individuals at genetic risk. The publication provides genetic counselors, medical social workers, medical and laboratory geneticists, and other health educators with a premier source of news, information and insight.

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