Category: hereditary conditions

The Promise of Population-based Genomic Screening for Selected Hereditary Conditions: Contributions of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

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It is estimated that 3 million people in the United States carry pathogenic variants that increase their risks for heart disease and cancer. If people with such variants are identified, medical interventions are available to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. However, existing recommendations tend to emphasize family-based or ethnic-specific criteria to determine at-risk individuals for Read More >

Posted on by Nandana D. Rao, Lu Shi, Muin J. Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia1 CommentTags ,