The DNA Doctor Consultation Of the Future

May 2, 2012
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Is this the way of future consults?  DNA information is certainly helpful but this video explores both sides of the issue and the decision-making process that may come up in discussion:

The first 20 individuals to be totally sequenced had some observations and reactions to the information given that were interesting:

Is this the way of future consults?  DNA information is certainly helpful but this video explores both sides of the issue and the decision-making process that may come up in discussion:

The first 20 individuals to be totally sequenced had some observations and reactions to the information given that were interesting:


Steven Pinker, Harvard Professor of Psychology talks about his genome, what he found out, what he learned, and how the psychological interpretations are somewhat still up for discussion

 


Below is a group of videos that tell the story of how it all came together along with what the participants had to say:
Personal Genome Project – Webisodes on How It All Came Together

This is not science fiction. Already, in a few early-adopting venues, doctors are having their patients’ entire genomes — all their DNA — sequenced, as part of their care. In the coming months, starting small, a few dozen Boston patients will also enter the futuristic world of genomic medicine.

Last fall, a team based mainly at Brigham & Women’s Hospital won a nearly $10-million grant to determine how whole-genome sequencing can be used in the clinic. I asked Dr. Isaac Kohane, the team’s co-director among other titles, to help us imagine what it will look like in practice when a doctor has a patient’s full set of DNA in hand. He kindly collaborated on the script and voicing of the 5-minute cartoon video above.