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Epigenetics and Public Health: Why We Should Pay Attention

Epigenetics and the Agouti Mouse

In September 2014, one of us (MJK) spoke on the topic of epigenetics at the Annual Meeting of the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). ASTHO is a national organization representing public health agencies in the United States. ASTHO members formulate and influence public health policy and practice. In the midst of a Read More >

Posted on by Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics and Krista Crider, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTags , , , ,

Evidence Matters in Genomic Medicine—Round 3: Integrating Family Health History into Clinical Preventive Services

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A new podcast from the CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape—Family Health History: Use It to Inform Preventive Services for Your Patients— describes how family health history can inform the delivery of preventive health services.   The podcast presents three case studies based on recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF):  screening for lipid Read More >

Posted on by Katherine Kolor and Muin J Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTags , , , ,

Workings of an Evidence-Based Genomic Panel

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  Synopsis of the 24th Meeting of the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Working Group The EGAPP working group (EWG) has held 24 meetings in the 7 years since they were first convened; the latest EGAPP meeting was May 7-8, 2012 on the campus of CDC in Atlanta. Since it is Read More >

Posted on by W. David Dotson and Michael P. Douglas, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTags , , , , , ,