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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: genetics@cdc.gov.


Thursday, April 14, 2011       Volume 26   Number 15


Spotlight

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Report on Genetics Education and Training

The Secretary‘s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS) has released its report on Genetics Education and Training [PDF 2.55 MB] which was developed in recognition of the importance of professional and public genetics education and training to assure that genomic research findings benefit the public‘s health. SACGHS used literature reviews, surveys and key informant interviews to identify the education and training needs of point-of-care health care professionals, public health providers, and consumers and patients and provides recommendations to address these needs.

 



Announcement


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.



Topics


Genomic Tests

For more information on genomic applications in practice and prevention, please visit the GAPP Finder in the GAPP Knowledge Base.

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Family Health History

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Practice and Programs

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in U.S. Clinical Molecular Genetic Laboratories
Chen B, et al. Curr Protoc Hum Genet 2011 Apr;Chapter 9:Unit9.2

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Policy and Legislation

 

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Data and Statistics

For this week's human genome epidemiology articles, please visit the HuGE Literature Finder in the HuGE Navigator.

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Events and Training

DNA Day

Epigenetics World Congress

European Human Genetics Conference 2011

Human Genome Analysis: Genetic Analysis of Multifactorial Diseases

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