Growing up in a small town in Illinois, musician Pete Wentz didn’t look or feel like others in his community, and never really felt that he fit in. So, he set out to create an identity of his own. On the latest episode of Spit, host Baratunde Thurston sits with Pete and medical geneticist and … Continued
The third and final interview conducted with Dr. Robert Green about specific circumstances that could arise from genetic sequencing starting from infancy.
“The promises and peril that could come from reading your full genome.” Dr. Robert Green discusses some very important questions about what information you could find in your genome.
Police were able to identify and arrest the Golden State Killer using GEDmatch, an open source genetic database. where individuals can upload and share their information for free, making it accessible for law enforcement in cases like these.
Much of genetic mutation classification is still to be determined by researchers, but what they do know can potentially help many patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in this specific study.
Conducting whole-exome sequencing on newborn babies during the BabySeq project highlighted important findings on how it would affect parents. While some were willing to know the information that was coded in their baby’s genes, many were resistant to this idea because of public policy and possible insurance mishaps.
A family that had participated in the BabySeq project shares their experiences about getting their baby’s full genome test results back that showed a mutation in the elastin proteins (elastin helps heart muscles bend and stretch). The father of the baby states “.. I think the biggest regret would have been had something happened down … Continued
With the cost of sequencing your genome going down by thousands of dollars, one man was able to combat his chronic pain by having his genome sequenced. But does having that knowledge always mean a better outcome?
An extremely interesting case study and audio report by journalist David Epstein tells the story of Jill Viles, who has muscular dystrophy and can’t walk. But she believes that she somehow has same condition as one of the best hurdlers in the world, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. Epstein reaches out to Dr. Robert Green for professional medical … Continued
Dr. Robert Green shares his insight on the 23andMe initiative and what people should know from these results. “I think this is something that has to be monitored as these services expand their market to less-sophisticated individuals.”
Jason Vassy discusses President Obama’s State of the Union address in which he emphasized personalized medicine.