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ASHG and ReachMD launch educational series on genetics and genomics

'Genetically Speaking' series showcases research findings, technological advances, and applications of human genetics in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of health conditions

American Society of Human Genetics

BETHESDA, MD and Fort Washington, PA - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD announced today the launch of 'Genetically Speaking', a series of audio interviews designed to educate healthcare professionals on the application of human genetics in disease prevention and management.

The series features peer-to-peer interviews conducted during the ASHG 2014 Annual Meeting and includes topics such as:

  • Translational Genomics and Health Outcomes Research: What's Ready for Primetime?

  • Genomic Medicine's Emergence in Primary Care

  • Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing: the Who, What, Where, How and Why of Sequencing Information

  • Integrating Genomics Throughout Health Care Systems: Progress and Challenges

  • Genetics and Uterine Fibroids: Understanding the Origins of Tumor Development

"One of our primary goals at ASHG is to develop a healthcare workforce that is genetics-literate and capable of interpreting and applying information in clinical practice," said Joseph D. McInerney, MA, MS, Executive Vice President of ASHG. "We are excited to team up with ReachMD to produce and deliver peer-to-peer programming to healthcare professionals nationwide."

'Genetically Speaking' is co-produced by ASHG and ReachMD and broadcast on ReachMD's integrated online, mobile, and on air content distribution network. Content is accessible both on demand and through 24/7 radio streaming on ReachMD, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and iTunes digital platforms.

"This series is an excellent addition to the ReachMD lineup," said Matt Birnholz, MD, Vice President and Medical Director of ReachMD. "Our users love cutting-edge programming, and the scientific and medical experts on this series really showcase the latest research and the applications of genetics in disease prevention and management."

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Link to 'Genetically Speaking': https://reachmd.com/programs/genetically-speaking/

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