Genomics & Health Impact Update
The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) provides updated and credible information on how genomic information and family health history can improve health and influence policy and practice. The Genomics & Health Weekly Update has a new name – Genomics & Health Impact Update –and a new mission. The update focuses on genomic information that has the potential for more direct health impact on policy and practice. We highlight news and information on the use of genomic tests and other applications, including family health history, in clinical and public health practice and programs, along with relevant data, policy, and legislation. We hope the new Genomics & Health Impact Update will be informative and useful to practitioners, policy makers, consumers, and researchers. We welcome your comments. Please send to: email@example.com.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 Volume 26 Number 14
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Autism is one of a group of developmental disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Scientists think that both genes and the environment play a role in ASDs. Family studies have been helpful in understanding how genes contribute to autism. Read more.
Strengthening the Reporting of Genetic RIsk Prediction Studies (GRIPS)
A multidisciplinary panel sponsored by CDC and the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet™) has published recommendations for strengthening the reporting of Genetic RIsk Prediction Studies (GRIPS). The statement and elaboration papers are published simultaneously in multiple journals today. Read more.
Health technology assessment in the era of personalized health care
Becla L, et al. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2011 Mar:1-9
A family history intervention: enhancing cardiovascular risk assessment
McNeill JA, et al. AAOHN J 2011 Apr;59(4):181-92
Family health history study takes FLIGHT at BWH, BWH Bulletin, April 1
Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening in Obstetric Clinical Practice: Knowledge, Practices, and Barriers, a Decade After Publication of Screening Guidelines
Darcy D, et al. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2011 Mar
Pharmacogenomic testing: Relevance in medical practice: Why drugs work in some patients but not in others
Kitzmiller JP, et al. Cleve Clin J Med. 2011 Apr;78(4):243-57.
Significant differences among physician specialties in management recommendations of BRCA1 mutation carriers
Dhar SU, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2011 Apr
BabysFirstTest: The Newborn Screening Clearinghouse funds novel initiatives, Genetic Alliance, April 5
Sudden cardiac death more common in young athletes than thought, US News, April 5
Do at-home genetic tests tell too much and explain too little, US News, April 1
HGC releases report on preconception screening, PHG Foundation, April 7
Routine screening for SCID following a pilot study, PHG Foundation, April 5
Government joins as foe in Myriad’s gene patent suit, The Salt Lake Tribune, April 3
Genetic susceptibility and the setting of occupational health standards
Schulte P & Howard J. Annu Rev Public Health 2011 Apr 21;32:149-59.
Global analysis of disease-related DNA sequence variation in 10 healthy individuals: implications for whole genome-based clinical diagnostics.
Moore B, Hu H, et al. Genet Med. 2011 Mar;13(3):210-7.
New study reveals 1 million human genome sequence errors across two NGS platforms, Bio IT World, April 1
Interest in Genetic Testing for Modest Changes in Breast Cancer Risk: Implications for SNP Testing
Graves KD, et al. Public Health Genomics 2011 Apr
Nationwide trends in the medical care costs of privately insured patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), 2001-2007
Briesacher BA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol 2011 Apr
Polygenic susceptibility to prostate and breast cancer: implications for personalised screening
Pashayan N, et al. Br J Cancer 2011 Apr
Association between BRCA2 mutations and improved survival for ovarian cancer, Medical News Today, April 5
Improving diagnosis and care for genetic developmental disorders, PHG Foundation, April 4
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