The DNA Test Delusion

Bloomberg |
May 2024
Press

Will DNA tests like 23andMe actually help people live longer and healthier lives? This article dives into the promises and challenges of using DNA tests to improve health. Robert Green comments on his new company, Nurture Genomics, and explains that, “If you combine genetic risk with targeted care and surveillance for those individuals at higher … Continued

MassMutual is rolling out free genetic testing for members, a dicey area for life insurers

STAT News |
April 2024
Press

MassMutual announced Tuesday that it’s offering many of its 4.2 million policyholders free genetic risk assessments for eight common diseases, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast cancer. “I think what’s remarkable about this story is that in some ways it’s taken so long,’’ said Robert Green, a medical geneticist and professor at Harvard … Continued

Interview: Nina Gold

European Medical Journal |
March 2024
Press

In this interview with the European Medical Journal, Dr. Nina Gold reflects on what inspired her career in pediatric genetics. She describes her work in clinical and research settings, particularly in the context of newborn genomic screening.

G2P March Newsletter 2024

G2P News |
March 2024
G2P News

Genomes2People’s first newsletter of 2024 highlights presentations at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting from several G2P collaborators including Ilham Abbasi, Dr. Nina Gold, and Dr. Kurt Christensen. The piece also highlights Dr. Robert Green’s recent interview with CBS News on Rare Disease Day that showcases findings and stories from the BabySeq Project. The newsletter … Continued

Model Bianca Balti Reflects on Her BRCA1 Diagnosis and Preventative Mastectomy

Vogue |
March 2024
Press

In this recent article from Vogue, top Italian model Bianca Balti shares her story of finding out that she carries the BRCA1 gene and about her choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy. In September 2023, Bianca Balti was joined by Dr. Robert Green and Francesco Carrozzini at a Fashion4Development (F4D) event where they were … Continued

A Tribute to Franca Sozzani: Celebrating FiveYears of the Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics

Medium |
March 2024
G2P Blog

Pakhi Dixit, who manages social media for Genomes2People, writes a tribute to Franca Sozzani in the latest G2P blog. She highlights Franca’s powerful legacy and story behind the Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics which was created to, “leverage evidence and advocacy around preventive genomics so that everyone, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic background, may … Continued

How Genomics Could Save Your Life

Medium |
February 2024
G2P Blog

In this blog post, Dr. Robert Green poses the question: “What’s holding us back from doing more with preventive genomics in medicine?” Drawing on his recent keynote talk at the Precision Medicine Network (PMNET) Forum in Riga, Latvia, Dr. Green explores near-term applications of precision medicine using genetic testing such as: newborn and childhood sequencing, … Continued

ThinkResearch Podcast: Genomics and Healthcare

Harvard Catalyst |
January 2024
Podcast

“What role can genomics play in improving healthcare? Jason Vassy, MD, MPH, MS, of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shares his research on how patient DNA might be used to improve healthcare and prevent disease.”

Your Baby’s Genome: The Radical Promise of Early DNA Testing

Cure. |
January 2024
Video

Robert Green is interviewed by Seema Kumar, Cure CEO about The Radical Promise of Early DNA Testing for human health and longevity. He shares results from the BabySeq Project and progress on building the new start-up company, Nurture Genomics.

Genetics in the Workplace

Brown & Brown |
January 2024
Podcast

Robert Green joins Jared Bowcutt and Adam Compton on the Brown & Brown Benefits Breakdown podcast to discuss genetics in the workplace. “Until recently, genomics has been fragmented and expensive – it has now evolved to be offered to employees and their families. Explore what you can do as an employer to make better decisions … Continued

G2P December Newsletter 2023

G2P News |
December 2023
G2P News

G2P’s final newsletter of 2023 celebrates the five year anniversary of The Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics. Other highlights include the second annual meeting of the International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) in London and the 2023 Advisory Board members of the year, Mike and Ann Marie Einziger. We also join Genomes2Veterans in celebrating … Continued

Look Who’s Talking: Research Predictions for 2024

Brigham Clinical & Research News |
December 2023
Press

Robert C. Green joins experts from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in sharing his 2024 predictions for scientific breakthroughs than will revolutionize research.

BabySeq, ICoNS and the power of newborn sequencing: Q&A with Dr Robert Green

Lab Insights |
December 2023
Video

“In this Q&A with Will Greene, Healthcare Engagement Lead at Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific, Dr Green talks about his pioneering work in newborn sequencing, including via the BabySeq project and the International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS), as well as his broader efforts to make genomic information actionable and accessible for people everywhere.”

Broad Institute Rebrands Clinical Lab Services to Be ‘a Little Bit More Out There’

GenomeWeb |
November 2023
Press

“Robert Green, a professor at Harvard Medical School and co-PI of the BabySeq2 study, said the project picked the Broad lab as its sequencing provider, while the Mass General Brigham Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) is doing the genome interpretation. The project, which is currently recruiting, intends to enroll between 500 and 2,000 families over … Continued

V.A. Recruits Millionth Veteran for Its Genetic Research Database

New York Times |
November 2023
Press

“On Saturday, after a 12-year effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs reached a long-term goal — it enrolled the millionth veteran in a genetic database, the Million Veteran Program. According to the V.A., the Million Veteran Program is the largest such database in the world. It includes not only genetic information but also is linked … Continued

Newborn Sequencing 2023 Part II: What Evidence Is Enough?

Mendelspod |
November 2023
Podcast

Julia Karow, Managing Editor at GenomeWeb; Robert Green, Director of Genomes2People and Co-Chair of the International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS); Wendy Chung, Chair of Pediatrics in Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and leader of the Guardian Study; and James Buchanan, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at Queen Mary University in London, discuss takeaways and … Continued

Global leaders convene in London: Advancing newborn sequencing on an international scale

Medium |
October 2023
G2P Blog

Earlier this month, leading researchers and experts in genomics and newborn sequencing representing the U.S., the U.K., Europe, Australia, and the Middle East came together in London at the Royal Institution for the second annual International Conference on Newborn Sequencing co-hosted with Genomics England to present updates regarding their own research and share future plans.

Five Year Follow-Up to BabySeq Project

PMNET Forum |
October 2023
Video

The 2023 Precision Medicine Network (PMNET) Forum was held on October 12-13, 2023 in Riga, Latvia. PMNET’s mission is to improve patient care and outcomes by promoting development and adoption of Precision Medicine. Robert Green gave a talk about the five year follow-up of the BabySeq Project.

The Path to Universal Genomic Medicine

PMNET Forum |
October 2023
Video

The 2023 Precision Medicine Network (PMNET) Forum was held on October 12-13, 2023 in Riga, Latvia. PMNET’s mission is to improve patient care and outcomes by promoting development and adoption of Precision Medicine. Robert Green shared a keynote talk during the introduction of the Forum entitled The Path to Universal Genomic Medicine.

International newborn genome sequencing projects discuss differences, future goals

GenomeWeb |
October 2023
Press

Last week a dozen newborn sequencing research programs from the US, the UK, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East shared progress updates and future plans at the second annual International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) in London. Robert Green and Ingrid Holm, co-PIs of the BabySeq2 study, shared enrollment updates from the second iteration of … Continued

BabySeq Project Update at ICoNS’23

International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing |
October 2023
Video

At the 2023 International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS), Drs. Robert Green and Ingrid Holm, Co-PIs of BabySeq2, share updates on the BabySeq Project.

ICoNS’23: Up/Downstream Ecosystem Panel

International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing |
October 2023
Video

At the 2023 International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS), Dr. Robert Green moderates a panel on the up and downstream ecosystem of newborn sequencing. Panelists include Dr. Vanessa Almendro from Danaher Corp, Dr. Paul Kruszka from GeneDx, and Dr. Jennifer Ibrahim from Sanofi.

ICoNS’23 Introduction with Drs. Robert Green and David Bick

International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing |
October 2023
Video

Drs. Robert Green and David Bick, Co-Chairs of the International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing, share their introductory remarks at the start of ICoNS’23 in London, UK.

Bringing equity to genomic sequencing in newborns: BabySeq 2.0

Boston Children's Hospital |
October 2023
Press

Read about how the second iteration of The BabySeq Project, BabySeq 2.0, is striving to make genome sequencing accessible to a diverse population of newborns at Boston Children’s Hospital and other sites around the country. Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH who co-leads BabySeq 2.0 describes how seeking input from a Community Advisory Board from each participating … Continued

Fashion 4 Development Hosts the Third Annual Sustainable Goals Banquet

PAGE Magazine |
September 2023
Press

Fashion 4 Development (F4D) in partnership with Human Kind Institute hosted the Third Annual Sustainable Goals Banquet on Monday, September 18th during the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The evening’s theme was ‘Healthier People, Healthier Planet.’ The night’s final award served as a tribute to the late Franca Sozzani, Editor in … Continued

G2P September Newsletter 2023

September 2023
G2P News

This newsletter highlights the International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) that is just around the corner on October 5-6, 2023 in London, UK. It’s not too late to register! Other G2P updates include media coverage of BabySeq1 publications, a new publication from the Sanford Imagenetics team about pharmacogenomics in primary care, and a blog post … Continued

Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Nina Gold

American Society of Human Genetics |
September 2023
Press

Each month, the editors of Human Genetics and Genomics Advances interview an early-career researcher who has published work in the journal. This month they featured G2P collaborator Dr. Nina Gold to discuss her paper Phenotypes of undiagnosed adults with actionable OTC and GLA variants.

Newborn Screening and Genomics with Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

Ambry Genetics |
August 2023
Video

In this webinar Dr. Green explores the path towards a more personalized and preventive approach to medicine. He draws on insights gained from the MedSeq and BabySeq projects led by the Genomes2People Research Program (G2P).

Genomic newborn screening: current concerns and challenges

The Lancet |
July 2023
Press

A recent editorial by The Lancet dives into the debate on universal newborn sequencing. While using genome sequencing as a screening tool for newborns has the potential to offer a great deal of relevant health information, there are certainly ethical issues and other challenges that also need to be addressed. The BabySeq Project is cited … Continued

G2P July Newsletter 2023

July 2023
G2P News

In this newsletter we’re excited to announce that the Precision Population Health initiative (PPH) is working with the South Central Foundation (SCF) on a new clinical genomic screening program to improve the health of the Alaska Native population. We are also thrilled to share that registration for the Second Annual International Conference on Newborn Sequencing … Continued

Precision screening for health equity

Medium |
June 2023
G2P Blog

“Addressing stark, deeply-rooted racial disparities in healthcare has to be a priority for medical research. PRS might be one tool to improve disease screening and move us beyond race-based medical decision-making and toward more equitable health outcomes.”

Panel Discussion at NASEM Workshop: Next-Generation Screening – The Promise and Perils of DNA Sequencing of Newborns at Birth

The National Academies |
June 2023
Video

During the first session of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop entitled Next-Generation Screening – The Promise and Perils of DNA Sequencing of Newborns at Birth, Robert Green participated alongside Ellen Wright Clayton, Crystal Grant, and Mike Hu in a panel discussion moderated by Karen Weck.

Next-generation screening – The promise and perils of DNA sequencing of newborns at birth

The National Academies |
June 2023
Video

During the second session of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop entitled Next-Generation Screening – The Promise and Perils of DNA Sequencing of Newborns at Birth, Robert Green shared updates from the BabySeq project in his presentation: Empirical Data on the Path to Universal Newborn Sequencing. Recorded sessions of the entire NASEM workshop … Continued