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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.

The true cost of whole genome sequencing

Medium |
September 2018

The true costs of genome sequencing don’t end with the technical production of A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s, and they don’t even end with the molecular interpretation of a few dozen or even a few hundred genes.

Genomic sequencing for newborns: Are parents receptive?

Boston Children's Hospital |
September 2018

Casie Genetti, MS, CGC, a licensed genetic counselor with the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children’s Hospital is first author of a recently published paper on the BabySeq Project and author of this blog about parents’ receptiveness to genome sequencing.

Plenary presentation at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Precision Health Meeting

AGBT Precision Health Conference |
September 2018

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.

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.

G2P Newsletter April 2018

Genomes2People |
April 2018

Spring saw accomplishments by team members and new advances in direct-to-consumer testing. Dr. Kurt Christensen provides compelling detail about econogenomics cost and benefits to genetic sequencing, and Megan Maxwell discusses genetic counseling and the MilSeq project on a podcast.