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Expert predictions for 2019

Clinical Omics |
November 2018
Press

As 2019 looms before us, it is fair to say that significant—and perhaps surprising—advances will be made in the precision medicine and omics arenas.

Reset your DNA to slow the clock

Medium |
October 2018
Press

Dr. Robert Green addresses a new epigenetic test that tracks molecular aging claims to show you how to stay biologically young.

BabySeq, MedSeq projects reveal how many people carry genetic risk variants for rare diseases

Brigham Women's Hospital |
October 2018
Press Release

More information on newborn and adult sequencing studies unveiled at the 2018 American Society for Human Genetics Meeting in San Diego, CA. Two projects in which healthy individuals have had their genomes sequenced have revealed that searching for unanticipated genetic results in newborns and adults can unearth far more variants associated with diseases than previously thought, … Continued

The new, improved world of infant care

Wall Street Journal |
September 2018
Press

“Sequencing at birth could provide a template—a book of life, if you will —to predict conditions or decide what medications to use for an entire lifetime,” says Robert Green, a medical geneticist at Brigham and Women’s and professor at Harvard Medical School who is co-leading the study.

The true cost of whole genome sequencing

Medium |
September 2018
G2P Blog

The true costs of genome sequencing don’t end with the technical production of A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s, and they don’t even end with the molecular interpretation of a few dozen or even a few hundred genes.

Genomic sequencing for newborns: Are parents receptive?

Boston Children's Hospital |
September 2018
G2P Blog

Casie Genetti, MS, CGC, a licensed genetic counselor with the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children’s Hospital is first author of a recently published paper on the BabySeq Project and author of this blog about parents’ receptiveness to genome sequencing.

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

AGBT Precision Health Conference |
September 2018
Video

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.

It’s in the genes

VA Research Currents |
August 2018
Press

VA researcher, Dr. Jason Vassy, hopes genetic test can help in choosing the right drug to reduce high cholesterol.

My ancestry test revealed a genetic bombshell

New York Post |
August 2018
Press

Ancestry tests have “blown up family secrets all over the country”, but is it really helping people for the better to know this information? Read about Dr. Robert Green’s opinions on genomic testing revealing unsuspected familial matters.

The very old, very young, and very talented

GenomeWeb |
August 2018
Press

Veritas Genetics is looking to sequence individuals with extraordinary skills in order to understand the genome that produced these talents. They are also looking to sequence infants and people who have lived to very old ages.

Results of at home genetic tests for health can be hard to interpret

National Public Radio |
June 2018
Press

Rita Steyn, who has a family history of cancer, decided to order a home genetic testing kit to look for certain genetic mutations that might increase her risk for the disease. While this is something many people are doing, consulting a physician is still recommended in order to understand the real risks, and what the … Continued

Privacy and consumer genetic testing don’t always mix

ScienceNews |
June 2018
Press

For a few hundred dollars and a spit sample, you too could take a journey of genetic self-discovery. You may learn some things, but what are you giving away? Before you spit, it helps to know what you’re getting into.

HBO’s VICE News reports on the BabySeq Project

HBO VICE News |
May 2018
Video

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.

New era for blood transfusions through genome sequencing

Brigham Women's Hospital |
May 2018
Press Release

Medical investigators have used data from the MedSeq Project to develop an effective computer program that can identify critical differences in individuals’ blood types with more than 99 percent accuracy.

G2P Newsletter April 2018

Genomes2People |
April 2018
G2P News

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.

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.

Genome sequencing for healthy people: Will it be harmful?

Medium |
March 2018
G2P Blog

The second piece of a 2-part blog series authored by Dr. Robert C. Green. An early study found no problems related to unnecessary or harmful medical follow-ups after healthy people received their genome sequencing results. To read the first piece, visit: https://medium.com/@genomes2people/genome-sequencing-for-healthy-people-will-it-be-helpful-b984b94e3d3f

Does genome sequencing increase downstream medical costs?

Brigham Women's Hospital |
March 2018
Press Release

“Whole genome sequencing is coming of age, but there’s fear that with these advancements will come rocketing health care costs,” said lead author Kurt Christensen, MPH, PhD, an instructor of medicine in the Division of Genetics at BWH. “Our pilot study is the first to provide insights into the cost of integrating whole genome sequencing … Continued