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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 Volume 27 Number 8
- Blog post: "Shall We Have Pie or Stew? Understanding Genetic and Environmental Causes of Human Disease"
- New funding opportunity, Ethical Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program
- CDC Public Health Grand Rounds session Newborn Screening: Improving Outcomes held on August 18th. Materials available on website
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care (EHC) Program has announced that a draft comparative effectiveness review: Fecal DNA Testing in Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Average Risk Adults is available and open for comment on EHC Web site until August 30, 2011.
Pharmacogenetic testing to predict antipsychotic-induced weight gain: a systematic review
Risselada AJ, et al. Pharmacogenomics 2011 Aug;12(8):1213-27
FDA clears Abbott’s genetic FISH panel for leukemia patient prognosis, Abbott, August 22
A large health system's approach to utilization of the genetic counselor CPT(R) 96040 code
Gustafson SL, et al. Genet Med 2011 Aug
Are Genetic Counselors and GLBT Patients "on the Same Page"? an Investigation of Attitudes, Practices, and Genetic Counseling Experiences
Glessner HD, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 Aug
Molecular Genetics External Quality Assessment Pilot Scheme for KRAS Analysis in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Deans ZC, et al. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2011 Aug
Young Smokers' Views of Genetic Susceptibility Testing for Lung Cancer Risk: Minding Unintended Consequences
Docherty SL, et al. J Community Genet 2011 Sep;2(3):165-72
Lynch syndrome screening implementation: business analysis by a healthcare system.
Gudgeon JM, Williams JL, Burt RW, et al. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Aug 1;17(8):e288-300.
Preventing misguided genetic tests saves money, The Salt Lake Tribune, August 21
Genetic discrimination bill clears California senate, Genome Web, August 23 [by free subscription only]
California assembly passes genetic antidiscrimination bill, Genome Web, August 19 [by free subscription only]
American Bar Association passes resolution on DTC marketing of genetic tests, Genome Web, August 19 [by free subscription only]
FDA plans ahead for personalised and genomic medicine, PHG Foundation, August 19
FDA’s biomarker and device advice, The Scientist, August 18
Microarray as a first genetic test in global developmental delay: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Trakadis Y & Shevell M Dev Med Child Neurol 2011 Aug
Comparative analysis of genome-wide-association studies signals for lipids, diabetes, and coronary heart disease: Cardiovascular Biomarker Genetics Collaboration.
Angelakopoulou A, Shah T, Sofat R, et al. Eur Heart J. 2011 Jul 30.
Efficient replication of over 180 genetic associations with self-reported medical data.
Tung J, Do C, Hinds D, et al. PLOS ONE 6(8): e23473
Self-reported medical data supports genetic disease links, PHG Foundation, August 22
A copy number variation morbidity map of developmental delay
Cooper GM, Coe BP, Girirajan S, et al. Nat Genet. 2011 Aug 14.
Further insight into the genetic causes of developmental delay, PHG Foundation, August 18
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Race/ethnic variation in the association of lipid-related genetic variants with blood lipids in the adult U.S. population
Chang MH, Ned RM, Hong Y, Yesupriya A, Yang Q, Liu T, Janssens AC, Dowling NF. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011 Aug 10.
Wald NJ. J Med Screen. 2011;18(2):55.
Needles in stacks of needles: finding disease-causal variants in a wealth of genomic data.
Cooper GM, Shendure J. Nat Rev Genet. 2011 Aug 18;12(9):628-40.
NHGRI funds development of revolutionary DNA sequencing technologies, NIH News, August 22
Progress in stratified medicine for genetic cancer sub-groups, PHG Foundation, August 20
Mutations in key gene linked to different forms of cancer, PHG Foundation, August 23
Chromosomes and Cancer, The Scientist, August 18
Match-making program uses gene expression patterns to predict new uses for existing medicines, Medical News Today, August 18
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