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Precision Pioneers EP 4: Geneticist and Harvard professor, Robert Green on accelerating implementation of genomic medicine

The Genetics Podcast |
April 2021
Podcast

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

Genomic literacy in high school: Building the future

Medium |
April 2021
G2P Blog

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.

Ariadne Labs and Genomes2People launch new Precision Population Health initiative

PR Newswire |
March 2021
Press Release

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

G2P Newsletter February 2021

February 2021
G2P News

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

I’m 28 and I don’t know my family history – here’s how that affects my health

Well + Good |
February 2021
Press

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

A pharmacist’s journey into genomic medicine

Medium |
February 2021
G2P Blog

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.

What experts think of 23andMe’s COVID-19 risk calculator

Healthline |
February 2021
Press

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

NOVA “Secrets in Our DNA” screening and panel discussion

Computer History Museum |
January 2021
Video

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

NOVA |
January 2021
Video

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

Latest Med News Podcast: Episode 6 with Bethany Zettler

Latest Med News |
December 2020
Podcast

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.  

Franca Sozzani has inspired a scientific fund – And now a website

Vogue |
December 2020
Press

“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

Preventive genomics clinics: The future of precision medicine?

The Pathologist |
December 2020
Press

“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.”

G2P Newsletter October 2020

October 2020
G2P News

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

DNA: The next vital sign

Brigham Health |
October 2020
Press

Brigham genomics clinic makes medicine personal—and preventive.

Is aging a disease you can reverse? A look at the science behind the longevity movement

Vogue |
September 2020
Press

“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.”    

Genomic sequencing to screen newborns raises more false alarms than routine blood tests

STAT |
August 2020
Press

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

G2P Newsletter July 2020

July 2020
G2P News

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

Hospital records hold valuable Covid-19 data. Making it usable is time-consuming work

STAT |
May 2020
Press

To help scientists around the globe study Covid-19, researchers in Boston have shared genetic and other clinical data from thousands of patients with an international consortium. That data includes information from dozens of people with Covid-19, who had donated blood samples and opened up their medical records before the pandemic.

Genetic counselors and the fight for medicare recognition

Medium |
May 2020
G2P Blog

Elizabeth Fieg, MS, LCGC discusses the importance and implication of the H.R. 3235-The Access to Genetic Counselor Service Act that would authorize and recognize appropriately credentialed genetic counselors as reimbursable providers under Medicare.

Geneticist says DNA testing should be part of everyday healthcare

CNBC |
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.

Coronavirus: Genes may explain why some face greater danger than others

Fox News |
April 2020
Press

“While healthy young people as a group are less likely to have severe symptoms with COVID, they have to understand that some of them will become very ill and will even die from this infection,” Dr. Robert Green said. “No one should assume youth makes them invulnerable.”

Of Known Significance

Clinical Omics |
March 2020
Press

An exclusive Clinical OMICs conversation with the director of Genomes2People, Robert Green, M.D., MPH

All in for All of Us

Brigham Clinical and Research News |
March 2020
Press

Through national research efforts like the All of Us Research Program, Brigham investigators and their collaborators are making genomic research more meaningful, equitable and impactful for all patients at the Brigham and around the world.

G2P Newsletter February 2020

February 2020
G2P News

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

Econogenomics: The economics of genomic testing for health

Medium |
January 2020
G2P Blog

“The cost of sequencing itself is already comparable to a lot of other diagnostic tests regularly used in medicine,” Kurt Christensen, PhD said. Besides: “What really moves the needle on cost effectiveness isn’t the costs — it’s the benefits.”

Reset your DNA to slow the clock

Neo Life |
December 2019
Press

A new epigenetic test that tracks molecular aging claims to show you how to stay biologically young. However, Robert Green says “epigenetic marks in apparently healthy people can tell them meaningful things about their health status is an overreach.”