Reaping the full benefits of personalized medicine requires a cadre of genetic counselors as diverse as our patients. We’re working on it.
Diversity and genomics
Genomic testing for Baby Cora, a participant of The BabySeq Project, revealed a disorder that might otherwise have gone undetected through traditional newborn screening. “Cora’s case illustrates the promise of sequencing the entire genomes of newborns: uncovering a bounty of genetic information that could identify infants needing treatment and improve health later in life…Genomics England … Continued
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
Race is a social construct, but representation matters in genetic studies — and on that front, we have a long way to go. By Tala Berro, MS, CGC
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.
Tala Berro, MS, LCGC writes about her experiences as a minority genetic counselor during her training and clinical rotations. Berro shares, “To my fellow genetic counselors, I propose the following version of the golden rule: treat your peers as you treat your patients”.
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.