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Newborn screening in the genomics era: are we ready for genome sequencing?

a newborn baby

Recent advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) could potentially revolutionize newborn screening, the largest public health genetics program in the United States and around the world.  Over the last five decades, newborn screening has grown from screening for one condition (phenylketonuria (PKU)) in one state, to nationwide screening for at least 31 severe but treatable Read More >

Posted on by Alison Stewart, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ridgely Fisk Green, Carter Consulting, Inc., and Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease and Stuart K. Shapira, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities2 CommentsTags

Celebrating a Decade of Evidence-Based Evaluation of Genomic Tests

Ira Lubin, Doris Zallen, Dave Dotson, Sheri Schully, Marc Williams, Ned Calonge, Roger Klein, Muin Khoury and Cecile Janssens at the EGAPP meeting

CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) launched the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Initiative (EGAPP) in 2004. The independent EGAPP Working Group (EWG) celebrated a decade of achievements and accomplishments at their meeting in Atlanta on October 27-28, 2014. The EWG is comprised entirely of volunteers, encompassing multiples areas of expertise Read More >

Posted on by W. David Dotson and Muin J Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags , , ,