The Beagle Has Landed Podcast

The Beagle Has Landed Podcast

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Allison Kurian on Cancer Testing
May 16, 2022

Allison Kurian is Director of the Stanford Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, with a practice that centers on women at high risk of breast and gynecologic cancers. Trained in internal medicine, oncology, and epidemiology, Allison has embraced gene

Illumina’s Phil Febbo on Early Cancer Detection and Launch of Galleri
May 02, 2022

What if, someday, your doctor could order a single test able to screen for over 50 types of cancer? What if, someday, you had an effective screening option to offer patients identified with cancer susceptibility syndromes? What if, someday, we had a way

Is Luna Genetics a Game Changer? Ron Wapner on Prenatal Genetics
April 21, 2022

Ten years ago, prenatal testing was revolutionized by the introduction of non-invasive testing, which improved the positive predictive value of testing while reanimating concerns that have dogged reproductive genetics from the get-go: what should we test

Jehannine Austin on Psychiatric Genetics and Counseling
March 07, 2022

Today on The Beagle, one of the rock stars of the genetic counseling field, Jehannine Austin, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. Jehannine has pioneered the field of psychiatric genetic counseling and, more broadly, the

Anya Prince on Genetic Discrimination and Privacy
February 15, 2022

Increasingly, algorithms and computing power are combining to turn us into both the sources and the subjects of big data. Professor Anya Prince from the University of Iowa College of Law, an expert in genetics and the law, joins us to explore the twin th

Donna McDonald-McGinn on 22Q11
January 31, 2022

22Q11 Deletion Syndrome – the most common version of a rare thing, affecting close to 1 in 1000 births – is no picnic for genetic counselors. Presentation is complex and unpredictable and can include structural, developmental, and behavioral manifestatio

Sex, Gender, and NIPT with Hannah Llorin and Kim Zayhowski
December 13, 2021

Hannah Llorin is a reproductive genetic counselor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Kim Zayhowski is a cancer genetic counselor at Boston Medical Center and a faculty member at the Boston University Genetic Counseling Program.

Amy McGuire on Newborn Sequencing
November 22, 2021

Today the Beagle welcomes Amy McGuire, Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. Amy, a nationally-recognized expert in the legal and ethical issues associated with genom

Kathryn Paige Harden on Behavioral Genetics
November 07, 2021

Kathryn Paige Harden is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, where she leads the Developmental Behavior Lab and co-directs the Texas twin project.

Colleen Caleshu on GC Burnout
October 21, 2021

Colleen Caleshu, Senior Director of Research at GeneMatters, received the Jane Engleberg Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2019 for a randomized controlled trial of meditation to improve genetic counselor professional well-being. She received the best ab