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Evidence Matters in Genomic Medicine—Round 3: Integrating Family Health History into Clinical Preventive Services

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A new podcast from the CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape—Family Health History: Use It to Inform Preventive Services for Your Patients— describes how family health history can inform the delivery of preventive health services.   The podcast presents three case studies based on recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF):  screening for lipid Read More >

Posted on by Katherine Kolor and Muin J Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags , , , ,

More Workings of an Evidence-Based Genomic Panel: Modernizing the Evidence Review Process

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The independent EGAPP working group (EWG) held its 25th meeting on September 10-11, 2012 at the CDC campus in Atlanta. Highlights included: Three EWG recommendation statements on the validity and utility of genetic tests are pending publication on: KRAS, BRAF and other markers involved in EGFR signaling, which are used to inform choice of therapies for Read More >

Posted on by W. David Dotson and Michael P. Douglas, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags ,

What Gets Measured Gets Done: Genomics, Surveillance Indicators and Healthy People 2020

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Public health surveillance indicators, such as those developed for the Healthy People initiative are useful for monitoring the development of genomic medicine in the United States. For several decades, Healthy People has established health benchmarks that are considered important metrics for tracking progress in health and healthcare in the United States. Read More >

Posted on by Muin J Khoury and Katherine Kolor, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags , , ,

Now Watch This: Genomic Epidemiology

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Late last year, Science magazine published a list of six Areas to Watch in 2012. Number 6 on the list, NASA’s Curiosity rover, recently touched down on Mars. The Higgs boson (#1) has been found, faster-than-light neutrinos (#2) have been debunked, and further developments on stem-cell metabolism (#3) and treatments for intellectual disability (#5) are Read More >

Posted on by Marta Gwinn, Consultant, McKing Consulting Corp, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags ,
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