From Guthrie to Genomes: The Continued Evolution of Newborn Screening

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Two recent articles by Bick et al. and Watson et al. discussed the future of newborn screening and identified considerations and needs for the evolution of the newborn screening system as it tries to meet the growing demands to screen for more rare diseases and incorporate genomic technologies. As newborn screening (NBS) moves past 60 Read More >

Posted on by Amy Gaviglio, MS, CGC, 4ES Corporation, Cynthia Hinton, PhD, Suzanne Cordovado, PhD, Rosemary Hage, PhD, and Carla Cuthbert, PhD, Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 Comment

Measuring Lipoprotein(a) in Clinical Practice to Reduce the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease? Still Work in Progress.

lipoprotein in clinical setting

A recent review suggested that the use of lipoprotein (Lp) (a) measurement in clinical practice may have clinical and economic benefits for patients, healthcare systems, and society as a whole. However, widespread adoption of Lp(a) measurement in the general population has been hindered by limited treatment options targeting Lp(a) reduction. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the Read More >

Posted on by Jeffery Osei, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia; Laurence S. Sperling, Million Hearts initiative, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia; Ijeoma Isiadinso, Emory Center for Heart Disease Prevention, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia; Ridgely Fisk Green, Muin J. Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta Georgia3 CommentsTags ,

Improving access to genetic services for underserved populations: Amish, Mennonite, and other Plain communities

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Lack of access to genetic services in rural areas could contribute to disparities in quality of care, but tailored approaches can overcome some barriers and improve care. Here we present the example of the Midwest Genetics Network (MGN) outreach with the Plain communities. Plain people are descendants of the Anabaptists who emigrated to the United Read More >

Posted on by Aditi Kantipuly, Mathew J. Edick, and Jane Pilditch, Center for Strategic Health Partnerships, Michigan Public Health Institute, Okemos, MI; Ridgely Fisk Green, Tanaq Support Services, LLC and Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags