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Hosted by renowned educator and genetic counselor, Laura Hercher, The Beagle Has Landed is the first independent podcast for the rapidly growing and dynamic community of genetic counselors. The show features interviews with leaders in the field of clinical genetics, exploring our complicated past and rapidly changing present. We look at the new roles genetic counselors are playing in industry as well as clinical settings, bringing in the voices of other stakeholders, including basic scientists and families affected by genetic disease.

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Hosted by renowned educator and genetic counselor, Laura Hercher, The Beagle Has Landed is the first independent podcast for the rapidly growing and dynamic community of genetic counselors. The show features interviews with leaders in the field of clinical genetics, exploring our complicated past and rapidly changing present. We look at the new roles genetic counselors are playing in industry as well as clinical settings, bringing in the voices of other stakeholders, including basic scientists and families affected by genetic disease.

    Gillian Hooker on HR3235

    Gillian Hooker on HR3235

    “It’s been a crazy time,” says Gillian Hooker, of the first 5 weeks of her year as President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. NSGC is attempting to rally support around HR3235, a long-discussed and long-promised federal bill that would permit CMS to recognize genetic counselors as medical caregivers for the purposes of billing, that FINALLY made it to Congress in 2019. A possible wrench in the gears? ACMG announced last month that it cannot support the bill as written.

    Why not? Will it matter?

    Ambry Genetics on New RNA Testing

    Ambry Genetics on New RNA Testing

    Laura starts out the decade chatting with genetic counselor Holly LaDuca and Rachid Karam, Director of Ambry Translational Genomics Lab, about Ambry’s paired DNA/RNA cancer susceptibility test, which was introduced in 2019. What can RNA testing do to improve detection and interpretation of variants today? And where will it take us next?

    Alicia Zhou

    Alicia Zhou

    Color Genomics burst on the scene in 2015, offering breast cancer susceptibility testing at a fraction of the price of other laboratories.

    Louise Bier

    Louise Bier

    As we get underway with All of Us, the huge tax-payer funded project to assemble a database or genomic and medical information on 1 million Americans, there are people working hard to make sure it fulfills two founding principles. First, to treat participants like partners (and this means giving them access to the results). And second, to make sure this effort leaves no one out.

    Rayna Rapp

    Rayna Rapp

    Rayna Rapp is Professor of anthropology and an affiliate at the center for disability studies at NYU.

    Laura welcomes Rayna Rapp, feminist, medical anthropologist and all-around sage, who has worked for decades in the study of the social impact of prenatal genetic testing. Her 1999 book, "Testing Women; Testing the Fetus; the Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America," is a classic that has influenced generations of genetic counselors.

    Jordan Smoller

    Jordan Smoller

    Families and individuals dealing with mental illness have lots of questions about genetic testing. Does it work? Can it help doctors choose the right course of treatment? Can it predict who is likely to get sick? Are the tests they are selling on line today the real deal?

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