Genetic Counselling in the News

In the News:

June 28, 2021 - Genetic Counselling - Real Talk on Apple Podcasts

CAGC President Allie Cumming discussed genetic counselling and genetic testing on Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen. 


June 23, 2021 University of Manitoba master of science in Genetic Counselling Program earned full accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)


December 20, 2020Sask. woman who got stomach removed to thwart cancer describes life with 'ticking time bomb'

Ingrid Ambus, a genetic counsellor at North York General Hospital in Toronto, discusses the growth of genetic testing for hereditary cancer in Canada. 


September 23, 2020 - DNA tests: Buyer beware

CAGC Past President (2020) Melanie Care is quoted in this article about the limitations of DNA testing kits.

December 22, 2019 - Although popular as Christmas gifts, DNA kits can open up a Pandora’s box of family secrets

CAGC Past President (2019) Alexis Carere is quoted in this article about new biological relationships being brought to light with ancestry and other direct-to-consumer tests.

November 15, 2019 - Genetic Counsellors help make informed decisions.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority recognizes the role of CAGC members Tara Scriver, Janet Lucas, Andrea Hawrysh, Lacey Benoit, Candice Jackel-Cram, Rachel Vanneste and Melanie Paterson.

October 7, 2019 -  Toronto genetic counsellor says DNA testing sites may cause false health scares.

CAGC Past President (2019) Alexis Carere and genetic counsellor Seema Panchal discuss the importance of genetic testing in an accredited lab and caution about the possibility of errors with DTC testing.

July 31, 2019 - Can a DNA test improve your fitness and health?

CAGC Past President (2019) Alexis Carere weighs in.

December 3, 2019 - The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day.

CAGC Past President (2019) Alexis Carere commented on the ethical concerns of the use of CRISPR by a Chinese scientist in the Atlantic.

November 26, 2018 - Canadian scientists call creation of gene-edited babies ‘premature’ use of

CAGC Past President (2018) Sohnee Ahmed interviewed in reaction to the news of a Chinese scientist using CRISPR on human embryos.

July 8, 2018 - Did your genetic test flag that you’re at risk of a terrible disease? Don’t panic, experts say.

CAGC Past President (2018) Sohnee Ahmed highlights the limits of DTC testing companies.

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