The new, improved world of infant care

Wall Street Journal |
September 2018

“Sequencing at birth could provide a template—a book of life, if you will —to predict conditions or decide what medications to use for an entire lifetime,” says Robert Green, a medical geneticist at Brigham and Women’s and professor at Harvard Medical School who is co-leading the study.

It’s in the genes

VA Research Currents |
August 2018

VA researcher, Dr. Jason Vassy, hopes genetic test can help in choosing the right drug to reduce high cholesterol.

The very old, very young, and very talented

GenomeWeb |
August 2018

Veritas Genetics is looking to sequence individuals with extraordinary skills in order to understand the genome that produced these talents. They are also looking to sequence infants and people who have lived to very old ages.

Results of at home genetic tests for health can be hard to interpret

National Public Radio |
June 2018

Rita Steyn, who has a family history of cancer, decided to order a home genetic testing kit to look for certain genetic mutations that might increase her risk for the disease. While this is something many people are doing, consulting a physician is still recommended in order to understand the real risks, and what the … Continued

Privacy and consumer genetic testing don’t always mix

ScienceNews |
June 2018

For a few hundred dollars and a spit sample, you too could take a journey of genetic self-discovery. You may learn some things, but what are you giving away? Before you spit, it helps to know what you’re getting into.

Would you have your newborn genetically tested?

The Doctors |
March 2018

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.

You don’t need a personal genetics test to take charge of your health

Wired |
February 2018

“What you see in the consumer genetics market is that legitimate genetic findings, often from studies with very large sample sizes, are being turned around and marketed to people in a way that implies it’s going to be actionable for individuals,” says Harvard geneticist Robert Green.

Fitness secrets in your DNA

Men's Journal |
February 2018

Some genetic variations can be associated with physical responses to diet and exercise, says Dr. Robert C. Green, but it remains to be seen how large those effects are and what it really means for one’s health.

Will your baby like cilantro? These genetic tests say they can tell you

Wired |
January 2018

BabyGlimpse uses DNA from each parent to predict how their future child might look. It is one of the newest versions of direct-to-consumer testing, where patients get direct access to either their or their children’s genetic code. Dr. Robert Green shares his thoughts on the matter.