“When 238 rare-disease doctors across the U.S. were surveyed by a research team at Mass General Brigham in Boston, 88% of them agreed that DNA sequencing to screen for certain treatable childhood disorders should be made available to all newborns. The study was published Monday in JAMA Network Open.”
“In our Five-Question series, we highlight the staff and faculty behind the compelling work at Ariadne Labs. Upstream or downstream? That has long been a career question for Nic Encina, MS, MS, MBA, now Director of Strategy of the Precision Population Health initiative at Ariadne Labs.”
Genomes2People was featured in the latest issue of Brigham Clinical & Research News “Look who’s talking”. Past winners of the Brigham Research Institute’s BRIght Futures Prize share about the impact that the $100,0000 award has had on their work and careers. “In 2012, we were delighted to be the very first winners of the BRIght … Continued
Dr. Robert Green discusses considerations for screening for autism amidst a complicated ethical landscape in an interview with proto.life
Senior Genetic Counselor Carrie Blout Zawatsky, MS, CGC along with a team of esteemed co-authors was recently recognized by the NHGRI genomic medicine working group for the notable accomplishment of developing an Elective genomic testing practice resource.
We know this screening saves lives. Why aren’t health systems adopting it? Senior Genetic Counselor Carrie Blout Zawatsky explores this question in a new blog.
Dr. Robert Green gives his perspective on Beethoven’s DNA being decoded from centuries-old hair samples in an interview with the Washington Post.
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine (Genetics) at Harvard Medical School and a physician-scientist who directs the G2P Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Broad Institute and Ariadne Labs. Dr. Green is internationally recognized for research and policy efforts accelerating the implementation of genomic/precision medicine. In this fascinating conversation Nieca and … Continued
Congratulations to G2P Genetic Counselor Janelle Shea and Operations Coordinator Shaye Williams for being nominated for and winning The Brigham Way Award, which recognizes employees who foster a culture of excellence, respect and professionalism by going above and beyond their duties to create an exceptional Brigham Experience for our patients and colleagues. Janelle celebrated her … Continued
In this Chicago Tribune post, G2P Director Robert Green writes that Hemsworth and Jolie are accelerating awareness and acceptance of a future where we do not wait to respond to the ravages of so many diseases but rather anticipate, predict and prevent them through genomics.
The lack of diversity in genomic research may be a call to fundamentally change the research enterprise.
The Illumina Genomics Forum is Illumina’s premier global event advancing the positive impact of genomic health. G2P Director Dr. Robert Green spoke alongside Ryan Taft on building the evidence base for offering comprehensive sequencing for every child at birth.
At the inaugural International Conference on Newborn Sequencing, researchers from eight studies across the world outlined their plans, goals, and results to date for their newborn sequencing initiatives. The BabySeq Project led by Robert Green at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School was the first randomized clinical trial designed to … Continued
Last year, our former research assistant, Charlene Preys, underwent genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancer associated with the ATM gene. Upon receiving her ATM status, Charlene’s risk of developing breast cancer jumped from 12 to 40%, and her risk of developing pancreatic cancer increased from <1% to 10%. Patient organizations and support groups were … Continued
At the inaugural International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) in Boston last week hosted by Genomes2People and Ariadne Labs, researchers outlined plans from eight studies in the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia.
“This week, Dr. Robert Green is hosting a conference in Boston, bringing together researchers and industry representatives from the U.S., U.K., European Union and Australia to set standards and discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by scaling up newborn genetic sequencing.”
“Would you have your baby’s genes sequenced at birth? A groundbreaking trial that used whole-genome sequencing to predict newborns’ future health, is starting to reveal the impact it has had on the whole family, seven years down the line.”
The overturning of Roe v. Wade and resulting legal barriers are already restricting screening and reproductive options.
PMWC, the “Precision Medicine World Conference” is the largest & original annual conference dedicated to precision medicine. At this year’s PMWC, G2P director Dr. Robert C. Green gave a talk on the path to universal newborn sequencing and disease prevention.
In this spring newsletter, we are delighted to announce congratulatory transitions for several of our former research trainees and research assistants who have either graduated from or been matched to genetic counseling programs. Additionally, Gaia Ceccaroli, G2P/Franca Fund Advisor, shares her personal preventive genomics story and road to discovery about her health in a video … Continued
Through the Achieving Research Equity & Inclusion Conference, Mass General Brigham engages stakeholders from across the country and our communities for a unique opportunity to change how we do research. Click the link below to hear Dr. Robert C. Green talk about medical research in genomics, where theory meets practice.
Hear from a panel of experts, including Dr. Robert C. Green, about the challenges and opportunities ahead for genomics and precision health, as well as how researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders are working to make sure that such efforts are inclusive, equitable, accessible and effective.
“Doctors in many places want to sequence and screen babies’ entire genomes at birth. In America there are projects to do just that at Boston Children’s Hospital, Columbia University and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. A pioneering group at Harvard, known as BabySeq, has recently received money to expand its small-scale work to include … Continued
In this debate hosted by the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Dr. Lainie Ross and Dr. Robert C. Green both respond to the question “should all newborns have their genomes sequenced at birth?”
“Whole-genome sequencing may be the fastest way to diagnose rare complex diseases, but should it be incorporated into healthy newborn screening?” “We are missing the opportunity to address an increasing number of treatable conditions,” says G2P Dr. Robert Green.
Dr. Robert C. Green presents at the World Medical Innovation Forum on “Newborn Sequencing and Prevention of Rare Diseases: A New Public Health and Biopharma Challenge.”
Reaping the full benefits of personalized medicine requires a cadre of genetic counselors as diverse as our patients. We’re working on it.
On April 5th, 2022, initiatives from around the globe will virtually convene for a meeting of the Genomics in Health Implementation Forum (GHIF). This focused workshop aims to share the status of international efforts establishing genomic newborn screening programs and identify areas for engagement with GA4GH Work Streams.
“BabySeq, the next-generation sequencing-based universal screening program for newborns, is gearing up for a second, expanded study. The lead researchers said they want the four-year, $5.1 million grant to help address a lack of diversity in the first cohort.”
“Genomic researchers who are returning results to participants need to look at how to incorporate sequencing now, not later.”
The MGB Biobank returned actionable genetics results to 256 participants, 76.3 percent of whom were unaware that they carried a variant that put them at increased risk. The New York Times reports on this return of results process, outlining that some participants wanted to learn this information and others did not.
“Precision medicine is personalised and creating individualised treatments for a whole range of conditions, so how is it changing the way we manage disease? Philip Clark spoke to John Mattick a Professor of RNA Biology at UNSW and Professor Robert Green is the Director of the Genomes2People Research Program at Harvard Medical School.”
“Genomics England are poised to a launch a pilot project which will see the genomes of newborn babies sequenced on their very first day of life…In the USA, under a pilot project called BabySeq, a team co-led by Robert Green from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that across 1,500 genes in 127 healthy and 32 … Continued
“Even before their baby is born, parents face some tough questions: Home birth or hospital? Cloth or disposable diapers? Breast, bottle, or both? But advances in genetic sequencing technology mean that parents will soon face yet another choice: whether to sequence their newborn’s DNA for an overview of the baby’s entire genome.”
“Amy McGuire [Co-PI of BabySeq] joins Laura Hercher on “The Beagle Has Landed” to discuss BabySeq and the high-risk, high-reward prospect of making genome sequencing of newborns routine. After a preliminary study many years in the making, Amy is here to assure us of one thing: ‘what we’re doing isn’t Gattaca.’ Also, the take-home message: … Continued
Dr. Robert C. Green at the 2021 Magee-Womens Summit: The Path to Preventive Genomics.
“Published in the American Journal of Human Genetics on Monday, the study describes takeaways from an effort by BWH’s Genomes2People (G2P) program to disclose actionable genetic results to research participants who volunteered to contribute to the Mass General Brigham Biobank.”
Press Release: In a new study published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School describe lessons learned from their experience disclosing actionable genetic results to research participants and transitioning them to clinical care. The team returned results to 256 participants, 76.3 percent … Continued
Meet two innovative collaborators using the power of DNA to transform medicine and prevent disease. Francesco Carrozzini, filmmaker, will share his story and inspiration for the Fund dedicated to his mother and late editor for Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani. Dr. Robert Green, professor of medicine, will present scientific evidence supporting preventive genomics. Attendees will also hear about … Continued
The latest research from the BabySeq project shows that the delivery of genomic information from healthy newborns does not increase anxiety in parents.