Genomic Medicine Year in Review 2019: What’s Hot for Public Health Impact?

2019 to 2020 with fireworks

Advances in genomic medicine continue at a fast and steady pace. In a recent paper, The Genomic Medicine Working Group of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research of the National Human Genome Research Institute identified the most significant advances in genomic medicine among 48 recognized “accomplishments” published during the 12 months ending August 31, Read More >

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

Are we Ready for DNA-based Population Screening? The Need for Large Collaborative Pilot Studies

a maginfying glass with DNA looking at a crowd

This blog is a summary of a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of American Medical Association. There is increasing evidence that accepted approaches using medical history-based screening fail to identify the majority of individuals with genetic conditions associated with cancer and heart disease, including CDC tier 1 applications, such as hereditary breast and ovarian Read More >

Posted on by Michael Murray, Yale University; James Evans, University of North Carolina; Betsy Thompson and Muin J. Khoury, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a comment