Over the years, I’ve written a lot about genetics and genetic testing. They’re my favorite stories.
In 2018, I took a bunch of home genetic test and wrote about the whole experience for the late, great Family Circle.
As a sidebar to that story, I wrote about two women who grew up as best friends only to learn they were half-sisters.
When my mom was alive, I loved writing about some of her exploits. She worked out every week with a personal trainer, right up until her death in 2016 at age 101. I wrote about her trips to the gym for WaPo.
In my all-time favorite story, I wrote about postmortem genetic testing for Nature Medicine. The story was part of a Fellowship for Health Care Performance. For the fellowship I investigated disparities in access to genetic testing, and this story won second place in the trade category for the Association of Health Care Journalists Awards in Excellence.