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. 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 update is informative to practitioners, policy makers, consumers, and researchers. Please send your comments to: email@example.com.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 Volume 26 Number 16
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.
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 have been published simultaneously in multiple journals. Read more.
Economic impact of a genetic test for cisplatin-induced ototoxicity
Dionne F, et al. Pharmacogenomics J 2011 Apr
EMAS position statement: Managing menopausal women with a personal or family history of VTE
Tremollieres F, et al. Maturitas 2011 Apr
Translation of family health history questions on cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes with implications for latina health and nursing practice
Mudd GT & Martinez MC Nurs Clin North Am 2011 Jun;46(2):207-18
Barriers in Identification and Referral to Genetic Counseling for Familial Cancer Risk: The Perspective of Genetic Service Providers
Rolnick SJ, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 Apr
Genetic counselors help patients understand DNA issues, Los Angeles Times, April 18
The Association for Molecular Pathology's Approach to Supporting a Global Agenda to Embrace Personalized Genomic Medicine
J Mol Diagn 2011 May;13(3):249-51
Newborn screening: how are we travelling, and where should we be going?
Wilcken B J Inherit Metab Dis 2011 Apr
Do-it-yourself DNA testing: A risk or a right, Los Angeles Times, April 18
Recommendations for public and professional genetics education, PHG Foundation, April 18
Stored newborn blood samples raise concern, Baltimore Sun, April 16
Genomics policy researchers suggest trade-secret model for biobanks, Genome Web, April 15 [by free subscription only]
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing satisfies the curious, but at what cost, Bioethics Bulletin, April 14
A Population-Based Survey in Australia of Men's and Women's Perceptions of Genetic Risk and Predictive Genetic Testing and Implications for Primary Care
Taylor S Public Health Genomics 2011 Apr
The influence of family history and histological stratification on breast cancer risk in women with benign breast disease: a meta-analysis
Zhou WB, et al. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2011 Apr
Parents' Attitudes Toward Pediatric Genetic Testing for Common Disease Risk
Tercyak KP, et al. Pediatrics 2011 Apr
Interest in genetic testing of children for common disease risk, PHG Foundation, April 19
Genetic testing for kids: Is it a good idea, Time, April 18
Decoding tumors in search of more effective cancer treatments, Los Angeles Times, April 18
KRAS mutations in ovarian cancer -- maybe not, Medscape, April 15
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