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Monday, March 27, 2006


Snacks 30--Vickie Hannig and Melinda Cohen!

Genetic counseling is a field that is currently limited to a fairly exclusive range of professionals.

According to the website of the National Association of Genetics Counselors, "Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.

This process integrates:

I met with working Genetic Counselors Vickie Hannig and Melinda Cohen at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to talk with them about DNA, the ethics of genetic testing, and their work introducing the concept of genetics counseling to K12 students worldwide, utilizing IVC technology. We had a fun and interesting dialogue; and this, the 30th episode of S4theB!, is its record. It's my first double interview, too! Download S4theB!30 here. Music today is from the Podsafe Music Network and me, I'm Scott Merrick. Thank you, gentle listener, for tuning into our modest share-share. More Links: National Association of Genetics Counselors FAQ DNA from the Beginning--a rich online resource that's "an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity."

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Episode Guide:

1 Joe Lopez interview
2 S4theB! Introduction
3 Keystone PSA Announcement
4 Kathy Schrock interview
5 Todd Lamitina IVC
6 Charles Brau IVC
7 Ginny Shepherd interview
8 Jeannie Tuschl interview
9 Keystone Conference
10 Scott Merrick on IVC K12
11 Vicki Metzgar interview
12 Jerry Wilmink IVC
13 Louise Rollins-Smith interview
14 Louise Rollins-Smith interview 2
15 Keystone Conference
16 Keivan Stassun interview
17 William Schaffner interview
18 Science Songs
19 Geek Gift List
20 Rocky Alvey interview
21 Bill Snyder interview
22 Biomedical Engineering Forum
23 Rick Chappell IVC
24 Bob O'Dell and Arnie Heiser IVC
25 Glenn McCombs IVC
26 Charles Brau interview
27 Jerry Wilmink interview
28 Educational Podcasting
29 Ginny Shepherd "Out of the Lunchbox" talk
30 Vickie Hannig and Melinda Cohen interview
31 David Warlick interview
32 Highlights from past shows
33 Randy Reiserer interview
34 Arnie Heiser interview
35 Overview of CSO
36 Overview of CSO 2
37 Glenn McCombs interview
38 Albert Reynolds interview
39 David Salisbury
40 NECC 2006 Highlights
41 Ian Jukes interview
42 GAS Camp (Girls and Science Camp)
43 Stephen Camarata interview
44 Jeff Ray interview
45 Kyle Butler interview
46 RIP (Research Internship Program)
47 Ig Nobel Awards
48 Dyer Star Chamber
49 Steve Spangler Science

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