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
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
Shaye Williams, G2P’s operation coordinator and diversity, equity, and inclusion lead, shares the story of her career transition into genomics research. After being introduced to genetic counseling as a prenatal patient, Shaye pursued an internship with G2P to learn more about the profession.
“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.”
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.
In this newsletter we’re excited to congratulate Sophia Adelson, Erin Drake, and Sheyenne Walmsley for winning the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pillars of Excellence Awards. We’re also highlighting Carrie Zawatsky for her leadership in publishing NSGC’s first clinical practice resource on elective genetic testing, as well as Dr. Nina Gold’s NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research … 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 newsletter, we are excited to announce the date and location of the 2023 International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) happening the week of October 2nd-6th in London. Additionally, we highlight the professional accomplishments of our Senior Genetic Counselor/Project Manager Carrie Blout Zawatsky, as well as our team at the Annual National Society of … Continued
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
“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.”
This fall, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Amy Lemke to G2P! As Executive Director of the International Newborn Screening Consortium, Dr. Lemke is taking the BabySeq Project global. She will also join the Precision Population Health (PPH) Initiative, a collaboration between G2P and Ariadne Labs.
This year, Erin Drake, MA, director of operations for G2P, and Tala Berro, MS, CGC, a genetic counselor and project manager, helped launch the G2P BIPOC internship program in recognition of the importance of diversity not only in clinical trials but also in research teams. Research trainees Soha Mohammed, Kopika Kuhathaas and Shardae Williams share … Continued
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.
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
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
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
In our winter edition newsletter, we have recapped all the incredible work that the G2P team has been doing since the fall. The Preventive Genomics Clinic has now seen 100+ patients. G2P work has been cited in numerous news & media outlets, and our collaborators at Genomes2Veterans have published spectacular data on implementation of precision … Continued
This Fall, G2P launched the Brigham Preventive Genomics Clinic, the first ever to offer comprehensive sequencing to healthy adults and children. We also hosted the PopSeq Inaugural Retreat in Boston to kick-off the first ever study to return unanticipated genetic findings to African Americans and examine rare diseases in population-based cohorts. Check out the new … Continued
G2P’s summer began with our team members participating in the Boston Athletic Association 10K on Sunday June 23rd! Over the past few months, G2P faculty have attended numerous conferences nationwide, been featured in podcasts discussing the new preventive genomics clinic, and engaged with leaders in science, business, and industry in support of the Franca Fund.
Spring saw accomplishments by team members through numerous projects. G2P officially kicked-off the PeopleSeq consortium in Boston this January! Our very own, Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, was one of 86 Partner’s individuals awarded the Partners In Excellence Award.
Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, Director of Research Development and Senior genetic Counselor at Genomes2People was selected as a 2019 Individual recipient of the Partners In Excellence Awards- awarded to individuals at Partners HealthCare for going above and beyond in their work efforts.
The PeopleSeq Consortium officially kicked off their NIH- funded project in Boston, bringing together a cohort of leading academic and industry collaborators.
This Fall, G2P has had exciting updates with a new PeopleSeq grant. Our team has traveled from San Diego, Atlanta, and Fort Detrick to Basel, Zurich, and Barcelona, to several conferences, presenting new data from our translational genomics research projects.
From San Diego, Atlanta and Fort Detrick to Basel, Zurich and Barcelona, our team traveled to several conferences this fall, presenting new data from our translational genomics research projects.
Spring saw accomplishments by team members and new advances in direct-to-consumer testing. Dr. Kurt Christensen provides compelling detail about econogenomics cost and benefits to genetic sequencing, and Megan Maxwell discusses genetic counseling and the MilSeq project on a podcast.
Winter highlights include Dr. Robert Green’s interview with Rob Reid on the pros and cons to genetic sequencing, G2P team members’ participation in the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) conference, and our Understand Your Genome Educational Event in Boston.
Highlights include a CBS feature on the BabySeq Project, the announcement of the MilSeq collaboration with the U.S. Air Force, and more.
A remarkable 22% of patients had new monogenic disease risks, previously unknown to them or higher than expected. instead of showing signs of nervousness and upset, the patients took the next step into seeing a physician to discuss what they could do about it.
In spring, The New York Times highlighted G2P’s work with REVEAL-SCAN, team members participated in a 10k marathon to raise money for genetic research, and G2P researchers published a new article on direct-to-consumer testing.