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  • 1. Genetic Risk Communication (GRC) Wouldn’tyou want toWill Riddle know?
  • 2. Genetic Risk Communication is the exchange of information
  • 3. About… Nature Magnitude SignificanceControl ofGenetically Transmitted Disorders
  • 4. Genetic Risk Communicationcanincreaseuncertainty
  • 5. Genetic Risk Communicationcandecreaseuncertainty
  • 6. Probability
  • 7. The ears? The ears?What’s the probability?
  • 8. BIGGEST Challenge The effective communicationof genetic risk
  • 9. BROADERthan genetic counseling
  • 10. Who Uses Genetic RiskCommunication?
  • 11. Healthcare ProfessionalsPediatricians
  • 12. Communication ScholarsResearchers & Healthcare Worker Educators
  • 13. The Media Publishers
  • 14. The field is growing… Fastest growing area of scholarship within NCA
  • 15. Someone has to explain the risk.
  • 16. Need a niche? You know . . . A career path?
  • 17. . Social Psychological and Ethical
  • 18. Current CriticismTheory does not inform practice.Best Tools: Words vs. NumbersPoor journalistic coverage
  • 19. The Human Genome Projectidentified 6000+ genetic disorders.
  • 20. Photo Credits•http://www.flickr.com/photos/amulonphotography/6828842524/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezakicoo/4562211275/http://www.flickr.com/photos/kankan/151672217/http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyz/3340435836/http://www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/3148877959/http://www.flickr.com/photos/atbartlett/2432704579/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ateabutnoe/6113708317/Jessie Cohen-http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/PhotoGallery/SmallMammals/11.cfmhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/5019792953/http://www.flickr.com/photos/besz/3250345372/http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinfoilraccoon/5595023545/http://www.flickr.com/photos/serendipity_photography/6258703090/http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/6097248541/http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/6870109454/http://www.flickr.com/photos/susansimon/2449172921/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilamont/4328628207/http://www.flickr.com/photos/evanforester/6799135636/http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativecomputer/261445720/http://www.flickr.com/photos/photographybyani/3066668257/http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/4605621230/