Friday, March 26, 2021
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
DID YOU KNOW?
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
"The main tool parents can use to avoid passing down monogenic conditions (those controlled by a single gene) is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-M), a process that takes place alongside in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this process, embryos are screened for the genetic variant in question. Only the nonaffected embryos are chosen for implantation and, hopefully, a successful pregnancy."
I was compelled to "respond" about the ACMG portion of her piece. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is an organization that represents practitioners in the field of medical genetics. The ACMG is trying to block genetic counselors from ordering genetic testing (but allow all physicians, of any specialty and with no training in genetics, to do so). WHAT?
Here is the direct link to my response: https://medium.com/@BRCAresponder/jessica-20754ef7cf6b
Thursday, January 14, 2021
So many wonderful partners joining us for this event with @BRCAresponder and @EllenMatloff ! Some are @BRCLibrary @windsorpublib @GRNFREELIB @PageAZLibrary @decaturpublib @CharlotteLibVT @PellaLibrary @SpfldMassLib @jewishgenetics @Sharsheret pic.twitter.com/7C5nVCWWrp— NNLM All Of Us Community Engagement Network (@nnlmAoU) January 29, 2021
READING CLUB INFORMATION PAGE: https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club/resurrection-lily
EVENT LINK: https://youtu.be/PJBzdgCTn2E
Monday, December 28, 2020
Gutted by the loss of such a beautiful spirit, fierce advocate and friend. Responder promises to continue your mission Lauren! 🗣️📢 @oneinforty https://t.co/vttAqKWtM2 via @BostonGlobe @BryanMarquard #BRCA #hereditarycancer #gencsm— Amy Byer Shainman (@BRCAresponder) December 28, 2020
— Oneinforty (@oneinforty) December 28, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Incredibly excited to share that the National Library of Medicine picked "Resurrection Lily" for its December Book Club along with two other incredible titles. Check it out here! XO Amy