Genetics Hosts LTC Jonathan Roginski
The genetics course hosted a visit by LTC Jonathan Roginski, Director of Network Science to discuss bioinformatics and genetic counseling recently. Based on an inter-disciplinary case study co-authored by USMA Faculty (LTC Melissa Eslinger, MAJ Ryan Rodriguez, and LTC Roginski), the cadets examined assembled databases within NCBI to interrogate genetic testing results. Beginning with results that a patient would receive from a genetic testing service, cadets explored the biological, ethical, and sociological aspects of the case as it relates to clinical care and genetic counseling. These focused case studies bring direct applications of course content into the classroom using contemporary perspectives.