Week 4: Required readings

Graduate Students

Bianchi, D.W.  From prenatal genomic diagnosis to fetal personalized medicine: progress and challenges. Nature Medicine. Volume 18. Number 7. July 2012


Undergrad Students

Textbook: C.N. Mikaii. Public Health Genomics: The Essentials. Chapters 6, 8-11.

Cleys, A.C. Genetic Epidemiology, Pre-Natal and Newborn Screening. In: Shaping Public Health Policy in the Age of Genomics. (2011) Chapter 3: pp.37-47. http://www.geneforum.org/briefingbook

Hudson, K. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space. November 17, 2004.

“Prenatal Genetic Testing Technology: Science, Policy, and Ethics”


Kilakkathi, V. The Complicated Cost-Benefit Calculus of Newborn Screening.

GeneWatch. Vol. 25, Issue 5. Oct-Nov 2012  http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/genewatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=45

Gallagher J.  Baby born using new IVF screening technique.  BBC News. 7 July 2013.  http://mashable.com/2013/07/10/genome-was-sequenced/

Stein, R.  Geneticists Breach Ethical Taboo By Changing Genes Across Generations.


Drmanac, R.  The Ultimate Genetic Test.  Science (Policy Forum) Volume 336. 1 June 2012.


Kolata G.  Infant DNA Tests Speed Diagnosis of Rare Diseases. New York Times. October 3, 2012.


Kolata, G. Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases. New York Times, February 3, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/health/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140204&_r=0

Friday 04.25.2014 Guest Researchers:

Greg Blaschke, M.D. / Genetic Counselor?