Clinical Genetics 2021 Highlights: Laura Hercher, Host of the Beagle Landed Podcast

Laura Hercher, Genetic Counselor, Sarah Lawrence College, The Beagle Has Landed, Podcast Host

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Chapters:

0:00 The promise of cardio genetics

11:58 Is having more genetic counselors fixing the implementation problem?

17:57 New abortion law and prenatal diagnostics

31:47 Race, diversity, genetics, and medicine

Laura Hercher, host of our sister podcast, The Beagle Has Landed, joins us today to compare notes. Her gig is much more focused on the clinical side of genomics. Genetic counselors are her core audience. Today we do a highlights show looking back over the Beagle's past year.

The Beagle is essential listening to anyone in genomic medicine. It’s where we go for our information, especially on topics that are controversial and on the frontlines of genomic medicine. Is the rising number of trained genetic counselors truly helping with the implementation of precision medicine? What is Laura hearing from genetic counselors in Texas about the new abortion law there? Why was she so excited in her latest interview with the co-founder of Verve Therapeutics?



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