Committee-on-Genetics AAP.org > About the AAP > Committees, Councils and Sections > Committee on Genetics AAP LeadershipAAP FactsDepartments & DivisionsCommittees, Councils & SectionsCurrently selectedChapters & DistrictsAAP Press RoomDonate NowCorporate RelationshipsEmployment at AAPAdvertise with AAPHelp/FeedbackGet Involved aaa print email share Facebook Twitter Committee on Genetics Article BodyThe Committee on Genetics (COG) studies and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on recent advances in genetics and provides support to chapters on state legislative issues as they relate to genetics. View Committee Roster View Policy Statements authored by the COG Patient Education Resources Newborn Hearing Screening and Your Baby Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know What is a Pediatric Geneticist AAP Subspecialty Fact SheetsRelated Academy Resources Genetics in Primary Care Institute Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Toolkit Section on Genetics and Birth Defects Council on Children with Disabilities National Center for Medical Home Implementation External Links American College of Medical Genetics American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American Society for Human Genetics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Genetics and Genomics Health Resources and Services Administration- Maternal and Child Health Bureau Gene Tests March of Dimes- Birth Defects and Genetics- Genetics and Your Practice National Human Genome Research Institute National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Society of Genetic Counselors National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center National Organization for Rare Disorders Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man University of Kansas Genetics Education Center Advertising Disclaimer Related Information Teen Birth Rate Continues to Decline in U.S. General fertility rates and the number of births in the United States both declined by 1 percent in 2010-2011, and teenage birth rates continue to decline, as stated in the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics: 2010-2011. Newborn Hospital Discharge Practices of Pediatricians This study was to identify practice/physician characteristics that influence pediatricians' self-reported newborn discharge practices. Discrepancies Between Survey-based and Actual Decisions in Discharging and Following up with Newborn Surveys that use global and scenario-based questions may not accurately capture clinicians' real-world decision-making. Genetic Testing Speaking Points The AAP offers speaking points for members related to the policy statement on genetic screening. Practice Improvement Network Projects QuIIN members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of improvement projects of interest to ambulatory, outpatient primary care pediatricians and their staff teams.