Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet™)
The Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet™) is a collaborative initiative involving partners from across the public health sector who are working together to realize the promise of genomics in healthcare and disease prevention. GAPPNet™ was formed by CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics, NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, and other stakeholders in 2009.
GAPPNet™ aims to accelerate and streamline effective and responsible use of validated and useful genomic knowledge and applications, such as genetic tests, technologies, and family history, into clinical and public health practice.
GAPPNet™ works to
- convene individuals and groups conducting genomic translation research, programs, and policy activities,
- empower and sponsor new translation research,
- synthesize and evaluate research findings, and
- develop and disseminate validated, useful genomic knowledge and applications for use in medicine and public health.
How GAPPNet™ works
GAPPNet™ is comprised of stakeholder organizations, including academia, government, health care, public health, industry, policy organizations and community and consumer groups. Over the next 2 years, CDC and NIH will convene GAPPNet™ stakeholders to provide greater support for the following functions:
- knowledge synthesis,
- evidence-based recommendation development,
- translation research, and
- translation programs.
Read the GAPPNet™ article [PDF 440 KB] published in Genetics in Medicine in 2009.
Learn more about GAPPNet by visiting www.GAPPNet.org
- GAPP Knowledge Base (GAPP KB)
- The Continuum of Translation Research in Genomic medicine: How Can We Accelerate the Appropriate Integration of Human Genome Discoveries into Health Care and Disease Prevention? [PDF 149 KB] Genetics in Medicine (2007)
- The Evidence Dilemma in Genomic Medicine. Health Affairs (2008)