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Difficult Conversations | The tools every trainee needs

Nascent Transcript Author: Latrice Landry, PhD. You may have noticed it by now, but in addition to the scientific concepts, research skills, and good science communication [including presentation and writing], your career requires you to be skilled at having difficult conversations. This has never been more true than now. The pandemic has caused the infrastructure... Read More

Navigating Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era

Nascent Transcript Author: Anna Miller With “Stay at Home” orders in effect and the slow process of reopening, we spoke with Simona Mkrtschjan, a Clinical Social Worker at Case Western Reserve University, in late April about navigating our mental health. Some people struggle with feeling like they’re not accomplishing enough each day. How do we... Read More

Ethical Implications of the Novartis Lottery

Nascent Transcript Author: Anna Miller A recent decision by the pharmaceutical company Novartis to provide 100 free gene therapy treatments for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a debilitating yet rare genetic condition, to patients selected through a lottery program has sparked debate about the ethical implications. SMA is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder caused by... Read More

Discussion on the impact of DNA tests on identity at ASHG 2019

Nascent Transcript Author: Nicole Ferraro Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has allowed millions to directly interact with their genetic data and test results. This presents largely uncharted avenues in which our work as geneticists interacts with the public. A recent example involved a genome-wide association study1 that produced a polygenic risk score explaining <1% of variance... Read More

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