ask theory, genetic counseling, peter james abad. bakit kailangan ng genetic counseling ng mga pinoy

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 39: Bakit Kailangan Ng Genetic Counseling Ng Mga Pinoy?

This episode features Peter James Abad, a genetic counselor and full-time educator at the University of the Philippines Manila’s College of Nursing. He is also affiliated with the Genetic Counseling Training Program under the Department of Pediatrics of the university’s College of Medicine.

We talked about what genetic counseling is, the roles and responsibilities of a genetic counselor, the right time to consult a genetic counselor, some diseases that Filipinos may be genetically predisposed to have, the importance of cultural sensitivity in the medical profession, and more.

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 39 here:

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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.