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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 Disord...
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/h...
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  1. 1. Genetic Risk Communication (GRC) Wouldn’tyou want toWill Riddle know?
  2. 2. Genetic Risk Communication is the exchange of information
  3. 3. About… Nature Magnitude SignificanceControl ofGenetically Transmitted Disorders
  4. 4. Genetic Risk Communicationcanincreaseuncertainty
  5. 5. Genetic Risk Communicationcandecreaseuncertainty
  6. 6. Probability
  7. 7. The ears? The ears?What’s the probability?
  8. 8. BIGGEST Challenge The effective communicationof genetic risk
  9. 9. BROADERthan genetic counseling
  10. 10. Who Uses Genetic RiskCommunication?
  11. 11. Healthcare ProfessionalsPediatricians
  12. 12. Communication ScholarsResearchers & Healthcare Worker Educators
  13. 13. The Media Publishers
  14. 14. The field is growing… Fastest growing area of scholarship within NCA
  15. 15. Someone has to explain the risk.
  16. 16. Need a niche? You know . . . A career path?
  17. 17. . Social Psychological and Ethical
  18. 18. Current CriticismTheory does not inform practice.Best Tools: Words vs. NumbersPoor journalistic coverage
  19. 19. The Human Genome Projectidentified 6000+ genetic disorders.
  20. 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/
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