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Genes To Society: Where is the Genomic Revolution in Healthcare?

Science Writers' Boot Camp 
May 6, 2011

Videos and slides from the program:

Stephen Desiderio: Welcome and Introduction PowerPoint presentation

David Valle: "Training the next generation of physicians: The importance of genetics in medicine and the future of health care"

Jef Boeke: "Talking the talk: Genomics and high throughput biology, how they work, what they reveal, and the importance of studying genomes"

Aravinda Chakravarti: "What genomics can (and can't) tell us about sudden cardiac death"

Janet Scheel: "Now that we have his genes, can my kid wear soccer shorts" PowerPoint presentation

Fredric Wondisford: "The latest from the Diabetes Research and Training Center: How genetics informs research, patient care and prevention" PowerPoint presentation

Leisha Emens: "Using genetic information to design better breast cancer treatments" PowerPoint presentation

Virginia Willour: "Mapping genetic risk of suicide" PowerPoint presentation

Ronni Cohn: "Muscle wasting diseases: From the clinic to the bench and back again"

Ada Hamosh: "We are not diploid anymore: Challenges faced by geneticists and genetic counselors"

George Dover: "Genetics and pediatrics: Beyond genomics"

Other Johns Hopkins Medicine genetics/genomics stories by topic:



Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes and Obesity

"Genes To Society" Medical Curriculum

Genetics and Genomics

Genetic Testing and Fertility

Immune System

Kidney Disease

Mental Illness

Muscle Wasting Disease

  • Awakenings
    --Ronni Cohn’s "out there" ideas about squirrels and hibernation are turning out to have surprising muscle—promising new hope for patients inactivated by aging, hospitalization, or wasting disease

Neurodegenerative Disease

Uncommon Genetic Diseases

Vision and Blindness