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Data for Action in Public Health Genomics: Ensuring Equitable Implementation of Genomic Applications Across the Lifespan

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In the more than 20 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, basic and clinical research have delivered on the promise to develop genomic applications that can help prevent and treat many diseases across the lifespan. However, efforts to ensure equitable implementation of genomic applications have fallen short particularly among racial and ethnic

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Population Screening for Rare Pathogenic Variants as the Low Hanging Fruit for Public Health Genomics Across the Lifespan

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Rapid advances in human genome sequencing technologies have accelerated the integration of genomics into clinical practice. Genomics has demonstrated clinical utility as a diagnostic tool for certain diseases, but its potential for population screening is still work in progress. In principle, DNA-based population screening can identify persons with rare pathogenic variants who are at high

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Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Happy 25th Anniversary!

Happy 25th Anniversary! Photos of the people of the Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health through the 25 years

In 1997, in response to the Human Genome Project, the CDC formed the Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention, now called the Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH). This was the beginning of the public health genomics movement in the United States and around the world. Our office continues to serve CDC programs,

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What is Public Health Genomics? A Day in the Invisible Life of Public Health Genomics (an Encore)

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We published this blog a decade ago. As we celebrate 2021 public health genomics week, we republish the blog to remind our readers of the relevance of genomics to many areas of public health. The topics discussed  here may be outdated but the fundamental applications of public health genomics are today more important than ever.

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Public Health Genomics Priorities Through a Health Equity Lens

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Achieving Health Equity in Genomics and Precision Medicine is More Important than Ever The CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health is undergoing strategic planning to identify priorities and actions for genomics and precision medicine. As we embark on this work, we are focusing on health equity. The potential for genomics and precision medicine

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A Public Health Genomics Pioneer

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Remembering Toby Citrin Today, public health genomics is an established and respected field which is integrated into numerous public health programs. This was not the case in the year 2000. CDC had established the Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health two years prior (initially called the Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention), but few

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Introducing “Precision” to the CDC Genomics and Health Impact Update and the Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base

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For many years, the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics has published the Genomics and Health Impact Weekly Update with the latest information and publications about the real-world impact of genomics on medicine and public health. More recently, we added a second feature to our weekly update, the Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Clips, highlighting the

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Public Health Genomics: What’s Next?

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In the 1990’s, the excitement surrounding the Human Genome Project led the public health community to plan for the future role of genomics in health care and disease prevention. The field of public health genomics was launched to identify opportunities for the new science to impact health, inform public health programs and health care providers

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Your Top 10 Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base Searches in 2018!

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Genetic counseling, Alzheimer’s disease, and personal genomics top the list. Top 2018 PHGKB Search Terms Genetic counseling Alzheimer’s disease Personal Genomics Autism Disparities Nutrigenomics Familial Hypercholesterolemia Precision Public Health Precision Medicine Rare Diseases Recently, USA Today revealed 2018’s most popular Google search terms with (the) “World Cup” topping the list. Aptly named, the event, taking

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2018 Yearlong Seminar Series in Public Health Genomics

Genomics Seminar Series 2018

Advances in genomics, bioinformatics and other technologies are ushering a new era of precision medicine and precision public health. Human genome sequencing is increasingly used in a variety of health systems in the United States and globally. Pathogen genomic sequencing is been rapidly integrated into clinical and public health research and practice. 2018 marked 20

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