Our genes might make some of us more susceptible to COVID-19—but which genes? Geneticists are sharing their vast DNA databases to find out.
“..There are researchers – every single scientist is thinking ‘how can I contribute?’”
“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.”
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.
Robert Green, MD, MPH, of the Division of Genetics, was included in BIS Research and Insight Monk’s Top 25 Voices in Precision Medicine for his work on medical genetics and genomics.
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.
The emergence of “citizen scientist” DNA testing kits raises questions about how to manage the risks of using biological tools at home, says Dr. Robert C. Green.
Green was quite up front about for a man who directs a sequencing project (Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Genomes2People program), was dramatic: “Is genomic information toxic?” he pondered. “Is the information itself bad for you?”
A baby with three genetic parents is the first-ever born using a breakthrough technique that would protect infants from hereditary diseases
What is the general public entitled to know about a candidate’s health who is running for office? Dr. Robert Green shares his opinions in this article in light of the issue of Hillary Clinton having pneumonia.