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Tracking Progress in Public Health Genomics at CDC: A New CDC-Authored Genomics Publication Database

screenshot of the CDC-authored Genomics Publication Database in the PHGKB

Are you curious about the progress CDC is making in genomic research? With the ever-increasing amount of scientific literature on genomics in public health—from infectious diseases to chronic diseases and environmental health—a new database offers timely updates on genomic research by CDC staff. The CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics, has launched a new CDC-Authored Read More >

Posted on by Wei Yu and Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaLeave a commentTags , ,

Using Genetic Risk Scores in Cancer Screening: Are We There Yet?

a person looking at data and chromosomes and a cancer cell

Precision screening seeks to measure benefits and risks of screening more accurately by accounting for individual-level differences, such as those in genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors. Accounting for individual differences may allow risk stratification to identify persons whose cancer risk is high enough that the benefits of screening would outweigh potential harms or whose cancer Read More >

Posted on by Megan C Roberts, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, The National Cancer Institute, and Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags ,