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    • Genetic Risk Communication (GRC) Wouldn’tyou want toWill Riddle know?
    • Genetic Risk Communication is the exchange of information
    • About… Nature Magnitude SignificanceControl ofGenetically Transmitted Disorders
    • Genetic Risk Communicationcanincreaseuncertainty
    • Genetic Risk Communicationcandecreaseuncertainty
    • Probability
    • The ears? The ears?What’s the probability?
    • BIGGEST Challenge The effective communicationof genetic risk
    • BROADERthan genetic counseling
    • Who Uses Genetic RiskCommunication?
    • Healthcare ProfessionalsPediatricians
    • Communication ScholarsResearchers & Healthcare Worker Educators
    • The Media Publishers
    • The field is growing… Fastest growing area of scholarship within NCA
    • Someone has to explain the risk.
    • Need a niche? You know . . . A career path?
    • . Social Psychological and Ethical
    • Current CriticismTheory does not inform practice.Best Tools: Words vs. NumbersPoor journalistic coverage
    • The Human Genome Projectidentified 6000+ genetic disorders.
    • 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/