Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., FACMG

    • Media Contact:
      Kathy Beal, MBA
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director
    • Organization:American College of Medical Genetics
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      Newborn screening,
      Newborn genetic screening,
      Genetic testing,
      Medical genetics,
      Clinical cytogenetics,
      Genetic screening,
      Genetics testing standards,
      Genetic evaluation of hearing loss,
      National standards in genetic testing,
      Guidelines for genetic testing,
      Cystic fibrosis carrier screening,
      Discrimination based on genetic disease risk,
      Predictive genetic testing,
      Genetics and public health,
      Human genetics,
      Genetic disease,
      Genetic disorders,
      Newborn tests,
      Newborn testing,
      Geneticists ' what they do, who they are,
      Breast cancer genetic risks.
      Blog/Web site: http://www.acmg.net
      Books/articles published:
      Dr. Watson has authored or co-authored more than 70 professional articles in the field of genetics and has spoken around the globe on genetics testing, standards, and practice. He has also published a variety of book chapters on medical genetics.
      Prior media experience:
      Michael Watson, PhD, is experienced in speaking with the media and is able to simplify genetics topics for the lay audience. He is also suitable for and comfortable in radio and television formats.
      Educational background:
      Yale University, Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics; University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD in Physiology and Biophysics (Medical Genetics), University of Alabama at Birmingham, MS in Medical Genetics

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