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, September 8, 2011 Volume 27 Number 10
- CDC Feature: September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month
- CDC Feature: Newborn Screening Can Help Prevent Problems
- Blog post: "Shall We Have Pie or Stew? Understanding Genetic and Environmental Causes of Human Disease"
Accuracy of self-reported family history is strongly influenced by the accuracy of self-reported personal health status of relatives
Janssens AC, et al. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Aug
What you don't know could hurt you find out your family's health history, Las Cruces Sun News, September 2
Cardiac Genetic Investigation of Young Sudden Unexplained Death and Resuscitated Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Vohra J, et al. Heart Lung Circ 2011 Aug
Genomics Education for Health Care Professionals in the 21st Century
Feero WG, Green ED. JAMA 2011;306(9):989-990
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Fatkin D Heart Lung Circ 2011 Aug
Screening for Lynch Syndrome in Colorectal Cancer: Are We Doing Enough?
Canard G, et al. Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Aug
Strategies to Prepare Faculty to Integrate Genomics Into Nursing Education Programs
Williams JK, et al. J Nurs Scholarsh 2011 Sep;43(3):231-8
Transition to the Clinical Doctorate: Attitudes of the Genetic Counseling Training Program Directors in North America
Stuenkel AJ, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 Sep
Genetic Alliance launches vital newborn screening resource, Genetic Alliance, September 7
Consent and confidentiality in clinical genetic practice: Guidance on genetic testing and sharing genetic information, A report of the Joint Committee of Medical Genetics
Consider family needs in genetic testing, doctors advised, onmedica, September 5
Genetics advances prompt update on consent and disclosure, PHG Foundation, September 5
UK report offers clinicians guidance on genetics consent issues, Genome Web. September 6 [by free subscription only]
Personalized medicine and tobacco-related health disparities: is there a role for genetics?
Carlsten C, Halperin A, Crouch J, Burke W. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;9(4):366-71.
Personalized medicine and tobacco-related health disparities, Medscape, September 5
ASHG report concludes us states' genetics education standards fall short, Genome Web, September 2 [by free subscription only]
Pharmacogenomics of SSRIs: Clinical Implications, Medscape, September 2
New program identifies families at high risk for colorectal cancer, Science Daily, September 1
Analysis of informed consent document utilization in a minimal-risk genetic study
Desch K, et al. Ann Intern Med 2011 Sep;155(5):316-22
FDA clears biomarker test for ovarian cancer, EurekAlert, September 6
Genetic testing company to favour trade secrets over patents, PHG Foundation, September 7
Mutations in GATA2 cause primary lymphedema associated with a predisposition to acute myeloid leukemia (Emberger syndrome).
Ostergaard P, Simpson MA, Connell FC, et al. Nat Genet. 2011 Sep 4.
Gene mutation shown to cause leukaemia and lymphoedema, Medical News Today, September 6
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Reliable or Risky?
Spencer DH, et al. Clin Chem 2011 Sep
Pharmacogenetics: Call to Action
Relling MV, et al. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Aug
New UK stratified medicine programme for cancer, PHG Foundation, September 6
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