Our G2P research team continues to be extraordinarily productive, publishing 21 scientific papers so far this year. This summer newsletter highlights a few of these papers, as well as G2P media features, blog posts, and policy recommendations.
“If you go to a scientific meeting, even with the greatest critics, and you ask, how many people in this audience believe that your entire genome will be part of your everyday medical care in fifty years, every person will raise their hand. So the only questions we’re debating are: how do we get there, … Continued
In an unprecedented international effort, researchers and clinicians tackle the genomics of COVID-19 risk.
ZARA launches its first tribute collection, featuring iconic photographs by legendary image maker Peter Lindbergh. 100% of proceeds from this limited edition series curated by Fabien Baron will be donated to The Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics, supporting the Global BabySeq Project in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
“We might think that science and money have nothing to do with each other, but whether it’s video games, consumer DNA kits, or even the concrete we build with, the connections are everywhere. Listen to Dr. Mitu Khandaker, Dr. John Orr, and Dr. Jason Vassy explore what happens when research and commercial interests collide.”
Nic Encina, Director of Strategy of the Precision Population Health (PPH) Initiative at Ariadne Labs, describes the recent launch of PPH into the world of precision medicine. “We feel that Genomes2People’s real-world research in genomic return-of-results combined with Ariadne Labs’ practical approach to health system innovation and implementation are aptly suited for tackling implementation obstacles … Continued
On this episode of The Genetics Podcast, Patrick is joined by Robert Green, a geneticist, Professor of Medicine at Harvard, and Director of the Preventive Genomics Clinic at Brigham Health, whose work centers around accelerating evidence based implementation of genomic medicine. Patrick and Robert discuss topics including testing for common complex disease risks in healthy … Continued
In this blog post, G2P trainee Sachi Badola speaks to the importance of genetic literacy and proposes a genetics elective to be offered to all high school students that comprehensively covers the implications, limitations, and challenges of genomic medicine and precision health in the future.
Joint project between Ariadne Labs and Genomes2People to create implementation pathways, tools and guides that work across various clinical contexts.
The Precision Population Health (PPH) initiative, a collaboration between Genomes2People and Ariadne Labs, aims to solve the system challenges in adopting precision medicine in primary care, and bring about a promising, equitable approach to medicine for every patient, everywhere. Our vision is not to simply introduce new tools to primary care, but rather to transform … Continued
Washington University researchers recently published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine reporting that it is often faster and more effective to sequence the genome of people with blood cancers than to order them traditional tests. Dr. Green says that the findings from this study are a start, but despite the tremendous enthusiasm … Continued
In light of the ACMG’s lobbying of state legislatures concerning genetic counselors’ scope of practice, G2P’s director Dr. Green comments on the collaboration between physicians and genetic counselors, describing genetic counselors as “instigators and implementers” of genetic testing.
Winter saw accomplishments by G2P team members through numerous projects, presentations and publications. Following the release of the NOVA documentary “Secrets in our DNA,” G2P Director Dr. Green spoke on a panel about genetics, ancestry, race and privacy issues. In December, G2P’s Carrie Blout and G2V’s Jason Vassy presented on pressing legal and policy issues … Continued
28 year old Mercey Livingston shares about what it means to be adopted and not know important information related to family health history and genetic health. Livingston quotes G2P’s director, Dr. Robert Green, explaining the differences between direct to consumer testing and comprehensive testing options, as well as the value of working with a genetics … Continued
Former G2P trainee Cathelijne van der Wouden, PharmD, shares about her journey into genomic medicine as a pharmacist-in-training in this G2P blog post.
In this article, Dr. Robert C. Green weighs in on 23andMe’s new interactive tool called the COVID-19 Severity Calculator. Right now the COVID-19 Severity Calculator only includes nongenetic risk factors for hospitalization from COVID-19. Dr. Green suspects that as more insights on genetic risk factors become available, 23andMe might begin incorporating genetic data into their … Continued
Following a screening of the NOVA documentary, “Secrets in our DNA,” the Computer History Museum hosted a panel with science and business experts about personal genetic testing. Click the link below to hear contributions by G2P director Dr. Green.
In this NOVA documentary, G2P director Dr. Green explains what DNA can reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk.
In this season finale of the Latest Med News Podcast, G2P’s Bethany Zettler shares about her work as lead genetic counselor of the Preventive Genomics Clinic and project manager of the MilSeq and BabySeq studies. Her work focuses on how genetic testing can help anyone understand their health risks and make proactive medical/lifestyle choices.
“Last year Sozzani’s son, the photographer and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini, established the Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital with artist and investor D.A. Wallach and Genomes2People director Dr. Robert C. Green. Today marks the launch of thefrancafund.org. Its purpose is straightforward: to explain the fund’s mission, provide resources … Continued
“Personal genetic testing is here to stay – so Bethany Zettler and Renée Pelletier recommend preventive genomics clinics as a way to offer the testing patients want without bypassing the guidance they need to fully understand their results.”
Over the past few months, G2P faculty have attended numerous virtual conferences, been featured in the news and media, and contributed to studies involving the role of genetics in COVID-19. Many of our presentations are transitioning to a virtual format and shared on YouTube for all to view; make sure to check out our presentations … Continued
Brigham genomics clinic makes medicine personal—and preventive.
“Aging can be considered a disease—one that can be targeted, treated, and perhaps even reversed…The new Preventive Genomics Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is the first academic clinic in the country to offer comprehensive DNA sequencing and interpretation of nearly 6,000 disease-associated genes.”
Race is a social construct, but representation matters in genetic studies — and on that front, we have a long way to go. By Tala Berro, MS, CGC
In this study led by UCSF researchers, exome sequencing was found to produce more false positives and false negatives for inherited metabolic disorders than the standard blood testing conducted in newborns. G2P’s Dr. Robert Green, co-leader of the BabySeq Project, speaks to the possibility “that the most comprehensive screening for newborns will be some combination … Continued
In the first of a two-part series, AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger discusses genetics at play in COVID-19 with experts Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Robert Green, MD, MPH, and AMA’s Chief Health and Science Officer Mira Irons, MD.
Since beginning to work remotely at the start of COVID-19, our team has found ways to build and maintain momentum in identifying new research projects, working on new grant applications and publishing prior work. Over the past few months, G2P faculty have attended numerous virtual conferences, been featured in the news and media, and contributed … Continued