Michelle Meyer is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Research Ethics at Geisinger’s Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy in Danville PA. We spoke a few months ago about: her background; choosing to study both law and religious studies; having a doctorate in religious studies while being a nonbeliever; being a professional misfit; the weirdness of the institutional review board system; how we manage biospecimens and data; whether we should read social media terms of service agreements; why it’s not always a big deal when social media companies do research; what it’s like to live with an uncertain version of the gene responsible for Huntington’s disease; and what the public gets wrong about Huntington’s and other genetic diseases.
November 28, 2017
The first episode of the Genome Podcast features Misha Angrist's conversation with Jehannine Austin, genetic counseling trailblazer and troublemaker. Among other things, they discuss her arrival to the field, what she found when she got there, and her ongoing efforts to change things, especially in the realm of psychiatric genetics.
October 15, 2017