Clinical Genome Sequencing: Psychological Aspects thoroughly details key psychological factors to consider while implementing genome sequencing in clinical practice, taking into account the subtleties of genetic risk assessment, patient consent and best practices for sharing genomic findings. Chapter contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners cover topics ranging from the current state of genomic testing, to patient consent, patient responses to sequencing data, common uncertainties, direct-to-consumer genomics, the role of genome sequencing in precision medicine, genetic counseling and genome sequencing, genome sequencing in pediatrics, genome sequencing in prenatal testing, and ethical issues in genome sequencing.
Applied clinical case studies support concept illustration, making this an invaluable, practical reference for this important and multifaceted topic area within genomic medicine.
- Features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners versed in the psychosocial dimensions of genomic medicine implementation
- Presents clinical case studies that support concept illustration, making this an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and clinicians looking for practical guidance in this important and multifaceted topic area
- Details the current state of genomic testing, expectations of genome sequencing, patient consent, patient responses to sequencing data, uncertainties in genome sequencing, direct-to-consumer genome sequencing, and more
1. Genetic Testing Expanded 2. Consenting Patients to Genome Sequencing 3. Decisions to Undergo Genome Sequencing 4. Responses to Sequencing Information 5. Uncertainties in Genome Sequencing 6. Direct to consumer genome sequencing 7. Precision (Personalized) Medicine 8. Genetic counseling and genomic sequencing 9. Genome sequencing in pediatrics 10. Genome sequencing and prenatal testing and screening 11. Ethical issues in genome sequencing 12. Summary of key areas for research
Dr. Aad Tibben is Professor and Chair of Psychology of Clinical Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, as well as Visiting Professor in the Social and Behavioral Branch of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. At Leiden University Medical Center Dr. Tibben served as Project Leader of the research line on psychological effects of predictive DNA-testing for late onset hereditary disorders, Co-chair of the Genetic Testing Working Group, Lead-facilitator of the Psychological Interventions Working Group of the European Huntington's Disease Network Course, and Director of the Basic and Advanced Genetic Counseling Course. Additionally, Dr. Tibben has published more than 170 papers in peer reviewed journals including the European Journal of Human Genetics, the Journal of Genetic Counseling, and Clinical Genetics.
Biesecker, Barbara B.
Dr. Barbara B. Biesecker serves as Head of the National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Genetic Services unit and is Director of the Genetic Counselor Training Program at NHGRI. Previously, Dr. Biesecker has served in several academic positions, including at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, she and colleagues counseled the first extended family identified with a BRCA1 mutation by linkage analysis. Additionally, Dr. Biesecker has been instrumental in fostering social and behavioral research in collaboration with the NHGRI ClinSeq® cohort. Among the awards Dr. Biesecker has received are the inaugural Diane Baker Alumnae Lecture Award from the University of Michigan, and NIH Director's awards for mentoring and for the Katrina Missing Persons Effort. She served as president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors in 1989, and has recently held several task force positions in the society. Dr. Biesecker has published more than 110 papers in peer reviewed journals including Genetics in Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, and the Journal of Genetic Counseling.