Researchers analyzed nearly 5,000 genes looking for the risk of diseases and found that almost 10 percent of babies tested were at risk for a condition that could be treated early.
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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.
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.
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.
Genomic testing for Baby Cora, a participant of The BabySeq Project, revealed a disorder that might otherwise have gone undetected until life-long health issues presented themselves.
Gaining information by getting your DNA sequenced on what diseases you have risks for and can take preventative measures based on this information
Megan Tirell seeks out Dr. Robert Green to have her genome sequenced and discusses her experience through the entire process; from meetings with the genetic counselors and learning about cost and variants of unknown significance, to getting her results in her disclosure meetings.
“For the first time ever doctors at Brigham & Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospital are sequencing the genome of newborns. This allows doctors to decode the DNA and look for the possibility of future diseases and conditions”
When one family member of the Guisti family decided to get genetic testing, it set a domino effect for the entire family because of what was revealed within her genome.
Dr. Robert Green discusses how direct-to-consumer testing is used to find specific markers in your DNA that might code for specific diseases, whether accurate of not. He mentions that a whole genome sequencing, rather than a test that only codes for specific markers, is probably more accurate.
Eli Karlin took a DNA test he ordered online to reveal a history of breast cancer within his family that they had not known about.