About New England Regional Genetics Group
The NERGG, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and has undertaken the mission of the New England Regional Genetics Group, founded in 1978 as a consortium of genetic service providers, public health planners, consumer groups, and federal and state maternal and child health personnel in New England. It provides a forum for discussion of region-wide concerns regarding provision of optimal services in clinical genetics and genetics education. NERGG’s unique format allows a broad review of genetic issues, the formation of special study groups, the organization of relevant conferences, and the creation of continuing projects that assist in education and service delivery. An annual meeting for its members and interested individuals is held in late autumn, and a meeting focusing on clinical laboratory topics is hosted in the spring. Most significantly, it has built a sense of mutual commitment among its members, leading to improved systems for the provision of genetic services.