ASHG is committed to health professional education in genetics and is developing infographics and other educational resources to support that goal. These infographics are designed as point-of-care educational tools and may cover new policy statements by ASHG, new genetic technologies and discoveries, and initiatives that impact clinical patient care. We hope they will complement existing and new educational programs from ASHG.

Pediatric Genetic Testing

This series highlights the main themes from ASHG’s position statement, “Points to Consider: Ethical, Legal, and Psychosocial Implications of Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents” and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement, “Ethical and Policy Issues in Genetic Testing and Screening of Children”. Each one also features common ethical principles that guide practitioners when caring for children and their families.

Additional Reading: McCullough LB, Brothers KB, Chung WK, Joffe S, Koenig BA, Wilfond B, Yu J-H. (2015 Oct). Professionally responsible disclosure of genomic sequencing results in pediatric practicePediatrics 136(4), e974-e982. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-0624.