Two of our G2P genetic counselors, Carrie Blout and Sheila Sutti, discuss the importance and growth of genetic counseling within the genetic medical field. They disclose why they chose to be genetic counselors and the multitude of opportunities that are available within the field.
Many patients succumb to the idea of “false reassurance.” Dr. Robert Green addresses these assumptions in relation to smoking behavior.
Dr. Robert Green’s thoughts regarding the limitations of government research funding.
How do you tell healthy people that they harbor lethal genetic variants? How does it affect their family or their overall health? Dr. Robert Green, director of the G2P research initiative, states that studying these variants is important because it gives some insight into how likely mutations are to affect increase risk of disease.
A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine is the first to show that mutations in certain cancer and cardiovascular genes put individuals at an increased risk for dominantly inherited, actionable conditions, regardless of family medical history. The study, carried out in two separate populations of African-Americans and European-Americans, finds that individuals carrying these … Continued
Researchers are studying the ACMG 56 genes in order to understand the prevalence of these risky mutations and how likely they are to affect the general population. There is a wide spectrum regarding these mutations are still to be studied. This article explains the methodology and results that researches leading this study have found thus … Continued
Conducting whole-exome sequencing on newborn babies during the BabySeq project highlighted important findings on how it would affect parents. While some were willing to know the information that was coded in their baby’s genes, many were resistant to this idea because of public policy and possible insurance mishaps.