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

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Workshop |
June 2023

Newborn sequencing experts participated in a full-day workshop examining the utility of DNA sequencing in newborns. The workshop addressed the current state of newborn sequencing as well as relevant expected benefits, harms, and ethical considerations in six sessions. Robert C. Green, MD, MPH participated in a panel discussion and spoke about the BabySeq Project in … Continued

Head start: The promise of universal newborn sequencing

Illumina Genomics Forum |
September 2022

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.

The path to universal newborn sequencing

International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) |
October 2022

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

Medical research in genomics – Theory meets practice

Mass General Brigham |
May 2022

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.

Will genetics and genomics deliver precision health?

U.S. News |
May 2022

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.

Genomics in Health Implementation Forum newborn sequencing virtual workshop

Genomics in Health Implementation Forum |
April 2022

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.

Italian fashion for a cause: The Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventative Genomics

Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles |
November 2021

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 future of medicine: CRISPR, drug prices & gene therapy

VICE: Motherboard |
October 2021

What Happens Next examines the future as we confront massive technological transformations in central aspects of daily life. In this video, G2P’s Dr. Robert Green shares what we’ve learned from genetic testing in healthy individuals over the past decade.

Gene-targeted therapies: Early diagnosis and equitable delivery

June 2022

This free 3 day NIH sponsored conference brings academia, industry, and government together to accelerate access to gene-targeted therapies. G2P’s Dr. Robert Green co-chairs the planning committee and will be one of the speakers opening the conference on June 3 as well as speaking about BabySeq on June 10.

NOVA “Secrets in Our DNA” screening and panel discussion

Computer History Museum |
January 2021

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.

Secrets in our DNA

January 2021

In this NOVA documentary, G2P director Dr. Green explains what DNA can reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk.

Newborn sequencing in genomic medicine and public health (NSIGHT)

Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children |
December 2020

Dr. Robert C. Green gives talk at the December 2020 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children on “Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health (NSIGHT).”

Extending your life through preventive genomics

Aspen Brain Institute: Expert Series 2.0 |
September 2020

With expert Robert Green, M.D., MPH, facilitated by Ronnie Stangler, M.D. In this presentation, Dr. Green will review exciting new findings in genomics that are revolutionizing medical care across multiple disciplines, preventing illness and extending healthy lifespan.

BabySeq participant "Baby Cora" and her mother

BabySeq: Partial Biotinidase Deficiency

Youtube |
June 2020

Meet BabySeq participants, Cora and her mom. Through our NIH-funded BabySeq Project, Cora was diagnosed with partial biotinidase deficiency, which was missed on her traditional newborn screening test. Listen to their story.

Partners Biobank: Fabry Disease

Youtube |
June 2020

Meet Tom, a Partners HealthCare Biobank Research Participant, who was discovered to have a genetic variation for Fabry Disease. Checkout his story to understand his genes, the impacts on his healthcare and family.

Geneticist says DNA testing should be part of everyday healthcare

May 2020
Press, Video

Dr. Robert Green is the director of the Preventive Genomics Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He believes that DNA testing combined with proper counseling and medical follow-up would be a critical element of a healthcare system that can prevent illness.

The genetic counselor with a $4,000 DNA test

Bloomberg |
July 2019
Press, Video

At a new clinic in Boston, genetic counselor Carrie Blout helps healthy patients get their DNA tested for predispositions to more than 2500 diseases. Bloomberg’s Aki Ito goes through the testing herself, trialing a controversial technology at the forefront of modern medicine.

The case for preventive genomics: BabySeq

NSIGHT Steering Committee |
June 2019

Dr. Robert C. Green presents on the case for preventive genomics: BabySeq at the 2019 NSIGHT Steering Committee Meeting.

21st Future of Health Technology Summit: Preventive genomics now!

Future of Health Technology Institute |
May 2019

Preventive Genomics Now! Robert Green M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine (Genetics) Director, Genomes2People Research Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Broad Institute, at 21st Future of Health Technology Summit at MIT Bartos Theatre produced by Renata Bushko Founder Future of Health Technology Institute FHTI since 1995.

Plenary presentation at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Precision Health Meeting

AGBT Precision Health Conference |
September 2018

Dr. Robert C. Green speaks at the 2018 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Precision Health Conference in San Diego, California about our efforts to gather empirical data on genome sequencing healthy individuals. Watch to learn more about G2P’s MilSeq, BabySeq, MedSeq, PeopleSeq, PGen and REVEAL projects. Click here for more on the conference.

Aspen Ideas Festival 2018

Aspen Ideas |
July 2018

Our very own Dr. Robert Green along with other genomic experts discuss  “Deep Dive: Genetics and Genomics, Today and Tomorrow” explaining how genomics is changing much of what we know about medicine and what we can expect in the future at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2018. Additionally, Dr. Green presents “Med School: Separating Hype from Hope … Continued

HBO’s VICE News reports on the BabySeq Project

May 2018

Follow new parents Katherine and Jason as they meet with Genomes2People Genetic Counselors to learn about their baby boy’s genome sequencing results as part of our BabySeq Project.

Would you have your newborn genetically tested?

The Doctors |
March 2018
Press, Video

Dr. Robert C. Green talks about The BabySeq Project, the world’s first study of genetically sequencing newborns, and how genetic information can influence one’s medical care beginning from birth.

The “last mile” in genomic medicine

Expontential Medicine |
May 2016

Our Genomes2People research program focuses on rigorously measuring clinical utility and how to translate new advances in genomic medicine into the best outcomes for patients and families. By navigating this “last mile” of medical genomics, we can help understand how to change the marvelous discoveries of big data studies into real benefits for real people. … Continued