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Happy Thanksgiving 2020: Family and Family Health History Are As Important As Ever

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This Thanksgiving might not look the same as the ones before it, but some things haven’t changed. Even if you can’t see your loved ones in person, Thanksgiving is still a great time to talk to your family members about your family health history. Having one or more family members with a disease can mean Read More >

Posted on by Ridgely Fisk Green and Muin J Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags

Assessing the Value for Money of Using Genome Sequencing in Child Health

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If you have a child with a neurodevelopmental condition, such as autism, epilepsy, or unexplained developmental delay, finding a genetic cause for his/her condition can bring peace of mind and avoid what seems like an endless cycle of medical evaluations and tests. The application of next generation sequencing (NGS) methods, including sequencing the protein-coding region Read More >

Posted on by Wendy J. Ungar, Child Health Evaluative Sciences and Technology Assessment at SickKids (TASK), Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Scott D. Grosse, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaLeave a commentTags

A New Vision for Using Genomics to Improve Health: An Expanded Role for Public Health

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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) recently published a new strategic vision 2020 to identify research priorities and opportunities in human genomics for improving health. The framework includes four main areas: guiding principles and values, a robust foundation for genomics, breaking down barriers that impede progress, and compelling research projects. Since the completion of Read More >

Posted on by Muin J. Khoury and W. David Dotson, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia1 Comment

Genomic Medicine is Here: We Need More Data on Implementation and Outcomes

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The use of genomic tests in clinical research and practice continues to accelerate in the United States and around the world. For almost a decade, the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) at the National Institutes of Health has continued to track the growth and development of genomic tests. As of October 28, the GTR lists 76,835 Read More >

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