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Medicine’s best kept secret: Genetic Counseling


How could this essential service help you and your family?  Why is this field not better well known?  When should you seek genetic counseling for mental health conditions?  Tune in to find out more…




Host: Kayla Sheets                                                       Guest: Jehannine Austin


Pro Pic 2015  Jehannine Austin



We are honored to welcome Dr. Jehannine Austin, President of the National Society for Genetic Counselors.  She is the founder of the world’s first specialized psychiatric genetic counseling clinic.  Jehannine is an associate Professor in Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.


To get a preview of Jehannine’s vision for the future of genetic counseling, visit her presidential address to NSGC.


What’s the hottest news in genetic health care and research breakthroughs in Cambridge, MA?    Stay on the cutting-edge with THE VIBRANT GENE.  Our bi-monthly talk show features local experts in the fields of genetics, preventative medicine and mindfulness.  There is much misinformation about genetics on the web, don’t get caught in the muck!  We aim to provide you with simple answers from reputable sources.  This show will help you gain valuable insights to optimize your health and the health of your family.


All shows are recorded live at the CCTV studio, in Cambridge, MA on Wednesdays at 6:30pm EST.  Shows are also available on our YouTube station: