The topics of genetic testing and genomic medicine may sound complicated, but they are becoming increasingly relevant in our lives. From direct-to-consumer testing services like 23andMe to clinical tests that help people make medical decisions, genetic tests are becoming more prevalent than ever. Understanding how they are used, how they are interpreted, and how to find available resources is important, but it can be difficult to find information about these topics if you don’t know where to look. The goal of this podcast episode is to describe the world of personalized genomic medicine through interviews with genetic professionals, including a researcher at the Iowa Institute for Human Genetics and a practicing genetic counselor. The Personalized Genomic Medicine and You podcast provides listeners with a foundational background of how genetic testing is utilized in today’s medical landscape. This knowledge can allow patients and consumers alike to make informed testing decisions in both clinical and personal contexts.
For those interested in the previous episode of Personalized Genomic Medicine and You, I interviewed Dr. Adela Mansilla, a researcher at the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, about the basics of personalized genomic medicine and genetic testing. The first episode of this podcast series can be found on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Nh88JOi1rb7FYtgFDolz8?si=cb017328b9164a8f.
Keywords: personalized genomic medicine, genetics, science engagement, genetic counseling
How to Cite:
Holland, I. R., (2023) “Bringing Genetics to the Public: Personalized Genomic Medicine and You Podcast”, Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication 4(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2643-8410.31440
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