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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

What is your career, and do you like what you do?
     Dale Lea, R.N., M.P.H., C.G.C., F.A.A.N.: Developing genetics, health education and community involvement programs and resources, and translating genetic and genomic information for the public. Good morning! I am an advanced practice nurse in genetics, and a genetic counselor. I have worked in a public health genetics clinic for over 20 years working with individuals and families who have or who are at risk for genetic disorders. For the past three years I have worked as a Health Educator at the National Human Genome Research Institute helping to develop programs and information about genetic and genomic advances and resources for the general public. I really like what I do! I feel that I am on the cutting edge of new research that will greatly improve our ability to screen, diagnose and treat rare and common genetic diseases.
Flint Northern Academy in MI (10th grade student)

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