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Molly McGinniss, MS, CGC


Molly provides strategic consulting services to healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations developing genomic precision medicine and population genomics programs. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she led the global genetic disease market development strategy at Illumina, focusing on evidence generation, professional society and Key Opinion Leader (KOL) engagement, market assessment, and strategic partnerships to promote expansion of clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS). Molly began her career as a clinical genetic counselor providing prenatal, pediatric and adult genetic counseling services.

Molly has served in leadership positions for several national genetics organizations, including her role as President of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) from 2020 to 2021, ex-officio member of the National Academies Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health, and elected member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) research, quality and outcomes subcommittee. She received her Masters in Genetic Counseling from Boston University and is passionate about expanding access to genetic services through innovative, patient-centered approaches.

Invited Presentations

Value Proposition and Market Access” – Molecular and Precision Medicine TRICON conference, San Diego, CA, March 2023

Unlocking access to counseling, testing, treatment, & research through patient advocacy & industry partnerships – National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, November 2022

Supervision Evolution: Rethinking Student Rotations through the Industry Lens – National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018

Returning Findings to Participants in Large Scale Genomics Projects – Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors (CAGC) Annual Conference, St. John’s, NL, October 2018

The Yin and Yang of Consumer Genomics: Challenges and Opportunities for Genetic Counselors – Southern California Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, Claremont, CA, May 2018

Worried Well, or Well Prepared? Success and Challenges in Elective Genetic and Genomic Testing – American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, Charlotte, NC, March 2018

Reporting clinical whole genome sequencing results via telephone genetic counseling in a diverse healthy population – World Congress of Genetic Counselling, Cambridge, UK, October 2017

Achieving True Diversity in the Age of Genomic Medicine – National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2017


Increased Adoption of Whole-Genome Sequencing Testing Hinges on Acceptance by Payors, Providers, Genomeweb

Research Symposium Brings new insights

Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling Appoints New Leadership

Selected Publications

Assessing barriers to the career ladder and professional development for ethnic minority genetic counselors in the United States. Journal of Genetic Counseling

Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling Board of Directors Response to Myers et al ‘A report of the AGCPD task force to evaluate associations between select admissions requirements, demographics, and performance on ABGC certification examination’. Journal of Genetic Counseling

Predispositional genome sequencing in healthy adults: design, participant characteristics, and early outcomes of the PeopleSeq Consortium. Genome Medicine

Towards Cultural Competence in the Genomic Age: a Review of Current Health Care Provider Educational Trainings and Interventions. Current Genetic Medicine Reports.

Carrier Screening and Heterozygote Testing. In: Rimoin D, Pyeritz R, Korf B, eds. Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics. 7th Edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Academic Press, 2018

Angelman syndrome/Prader-Willi syndrome. In: Rogers S, Hansen R, eds Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013.