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Demystifying Genetics

This is a podcast series called Demystifying Genetics where I, Matt Burgess, Genetic Counsellor interview other genetic counsellors or people working in genetics. We chat about human clinical genetics, genetic counselling, ethics, pyschosocial issues and more. More information can be found at https://www.insightgenomica.com.au/podcasts/

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Demystifying Genetics with Jane Tiller

Demystifying Genetics with Jane TillerThis podcast can be accessed via Apple iTunes Podcasts at https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/demystifying-genetics/id1387090904 or on Buzzsprout athttp://demystifying-genetics.buzzsprout.com/ I was lucky enough to record this podcast with Jane Tiller in the studio in Melbourne. The photo is a selfie of us outside the studio. Jane and I discussed direct to consumer testing, life insurance and genetics and the tristate killer. Listen in for an interesting conversation about genetics and ethics. One of the topics we discussed was genetic sexual attraction. Wikipedia has an interesting page on this topic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_sexual_attraction Jane can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-tiller-13675728/


16 Jun 2018

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Demystifying Genetics with Yasmin Bylstra

I had the pleasure of catching up with Genetic Counsellor Yasmin in this latest podcast. Yasmin discussed many issues related to genetic counselling including pharmacogenomics and genetic conditions hypercholesterolemia and cardiac genetics. More info can be found at https://www.insightgenomica.com.au/podcasts/


2 Jun 2018

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Demystifying Genetics with Lucinda Freeman

Lucinda is a fabulous genetic counsellor who I was lucky enough to study with back in 2004. We attended a conference last year in Cambridge, UK and before the start of the conference we spent a few days in Paris together where this photo was taken. Lucinda was granted a Churchill Fellowship in 2016. She spent a number of weeks visiting clinical genetics services in the USA and UK in 2017 and the report, which Lucinda authored is entitled “To gain a strong evidence base for counselling patients about whole genome testing - USA, UK”.


30 Jun 2018

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Demystifying Genetics with Martin Delatycki

Prof Martin Delatycki joins me for this podcast. Martin is a clinical geneticist in Melbourne, Australia. He works clinically, but also has a strong research interest. We speak about the following genetic conditions:• Friedreich’s ataxia• Hereditary Haemochromatosis• Tay Sachs disease• Spinal Muscular atrophy• Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3More information about these conditions can be found at rarediseases.org We also talk about the genetic research and clinical trials that Martin is involved with including ones regarding resveratrol, rehabilitation and community screening.


29 Jul 2018

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Demystifying Genetics with Kristine Barlow - Stewart

In this podcast I was lucky enough to speak to Kristine Barlow – Stewart. Kris has been a genetic counsellor in Australia for many years. Kris is highly involved with genetics education and this is what we have a good chat about. We explore issues such as genetics education, evidence based genetic counselling research and the diagnostic odyssey. We also discuss the management of uncertainty in genetic counselling and the future of this profession.


14 Jul 2018

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