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Ask the Experts: Developments in Genetic Testing

Jill Hagenkord 

jillhagDr. Jill Hagenkord is chief medical officer at 23andMe. Previously, she served as senior vice president of medical strategy for InVitae Corporation and was chief medical officer and senior vice president at Complete Genomics, Inc.

What exciting developments in genetic testing should we expect to see in 2015? “The introduction of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative places a much-needed and well-deserved national spotlight on genomics. Federal recognition of the importance of personalized medicine signals a turning point for the healthcare system. Genetic discoveries fueled by research will help accelerate the path to a more individualized approach to medicine, which is something all consumers can benefit from.”

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Jenni Whalen

Jenni Whalen

    Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.

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