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Using Implementation Science Frameworks in Genomics and Precision Medicine: We Can Do Better!

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A recent scoping review identified many structured approaches to the implementation of genomics and precision medicine and limited use of implementation science frameworks. With continuous advances in genomics and accelerated translation from discovery into clinical practice, in our blog posts, we have repeatedly examined the crucial importance and emerging role of implementation science in the Read More >

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What is the Role of Public Health in Addressing Health Equity in Genomics and Precision Medicine?

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The following are excerpts from our recent paper in Genetics in Medicine. Although recent articles have included strong calls for a health equity agenda in genomics and precision medicine, these calls usually focus on underrepresentation of minority and ethnic populations in research.  However, to ensure that genomic discoveries can lead to improved population health outcomes, Read More >

Posted on by Muin J. Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 Comment

Colliding with Collider Bias: Implications for Precision Public Health

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A recent JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods reviews how collider bias can lead to erroneous inference on causal relationships in clinical and epidemiological studies, potentially leading to incorrect clinical decision making and ineffective public health action. What is Collider Bias? Informed decision making in medicine and public health relies on valid evidence from clinical Read More >

Posted on by Danielle Rasooly, Ramal Moonesinghe and Muin J. Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaLeave a comment

Host Genomics and COVID-19: Two Years Later

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, we explored the rationale for host genomic studies to our understanding of COVID-19 occurrence and outcomes. Two years into the pandemic, we are taking another look. Many academic research groups and consortia—such as the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative (COVID-19 HGI) and COVID Human Genetic Effort—have launched worldwide open-science collaborations, featuring Read More >

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