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.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 Volume 26 Number 13
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. From time to time, we will also have a genomics and health impact blog to share ideas and opinions and get input from our readers. 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.
Current priorities for public health practice in addressing the role of human genomics in improving population health.
By Khoury MJ et al , AM J Prev Med April 2011
In this article, we discuss the crucial leadership role of public health in addressing the promise and pitfalls of human genomics for population health. Public health is needed not only to implement what is known in genomics to improve health but also to reduce potential harm and create the infrastructure needed to derive health benefits in the future.
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.
New guidelines highlight genetic testing use in heart arrhythmia clinical management, News-Medical.Net, March 29
ACOG updates cystic fibrosis screening guidelines, Medscape Medical News, March 26
For the most recent information on genomic applications in practice and prevention, please visit the GAPP Knowledge Base.
Perceived Utility of Parent-Generated Family Health History as a Health Promotion Tool in Pediatric Practice
Kanetzke EE, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2011 Mar
Attitudes Toward Direct-to-Consumer Advertisements and Online Genetic Testing Among High-Risk Women Participating in a Hereditary Cancer Clinic
Perez GK, et al. J Health Commun 2011 Mar:1-22
Diagnosis and management of glutaric aciduria type I - revised recommendations
Kolker S, et al. J Inherit Metab Dis 2011 Mar
Newborn screening cards: a legal quagmire
Bowman DM & Studdert DM Med J Aust 2011 Mar;194(6):319-22
Pediatric ethics guidelines for hereditary medullary thyroid cancer
Rosenthal MS & Diekema DS Int J Pediatr Endocrinol 2011;2011:847603
Public Perspectives Regarding Data-Sharing Practices in Genomics Research
Haga SB & O'Daniel J Public Health Genomics 2011 Mar
State Laws Regarding the Retention and Use of Residual Newborn Screening Blood Samples
Lewis MH, et al. Pediatrics 2011 Mar
Most states unclear about storage, use of baby blood samples, new study finds, Genetics & Public Policy Center, March 30
Healthy lives, healthy people consultations an integrated response from the PHG Foundation, PHG Foundation, March 30
IL28B single nucleotide polymorphisms in the treatment of hepatitis C
Lange CM & Zeuzem S J Hepatol 2011 Mar
Mutations in Complement Regulatory Proteins Predispose to Preeclampsia: A Genetic Analysis of the PROMISSE Cohort
Salmon JE, et al. PLoS Med 8(3)
Genetic defects in immune system linked to pre-eclampsia, PHG Foundation, March 26
Carbamazepine-induced toxic effects and HLA-B*1502 screening in Taiwan.
Chen P, et al. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 24;364(12):1126-33.
Severe reaction to epilepsy drug linked to genetic variant, Wellcome Trust, March 24
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