RARECast: Chronicling the Genomic Revolution

August 21, 2015

Genome, a quarterly magazine launched in 2014, is an effort to bring an understanding of the revolution driven by new insights into human genetics to patients, their families, and caregivers. It seeks to tackle complex issues in an accessible way to empower medical consumers and help them make better decisions about their own care. We spoke to Jeanette McCarthy, editor-in-chief of Genome, about the magazine, it history and goals, and how the scientific advances it tracks are forever changing the nature of medicine.


Jeanette McCarthy is the Editor-in-Chief of the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, launched in 2014. Through Coursera at UCSF she developed the open online course for health care providers, Genomic and Precision Medicine. She also designs and delivers workshops, symposia and webinars to various stakeholders through her consulting business, Precision Medicine Advisors  and an education company she founded, Precision Medicine Academy, LLC. Global Genes is honored to have her on our Medical & Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB).

RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here. 

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