Recent high-profile articles in the lay press have criticized the lack of immediately tangible health benefits from genomics research investment. ... Recently the National Human Genome Research Institute hosted a planning conference to mull over future
Genome-wide association studies have identified at least 22 new genetic markers for CHD risk. The current debate around the value of CRP for CHD risk assessment could be considered a warm-up for things to come.
As an observer might surmise, these landmark events were not independent, and only time will tell which will have a more lasting effect on the future of genomics in health care ... The NHGRI, NIH and Dr. Collins are each embarking on the next stages of
Advances in the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of cancer, rooted in knowledge of the genetic derangements underpinning each tumor type, leads to the question of whether clinicians should classify cancers by their tissue of origin, or
Skin, teeth and guts. Microbes live on or in each, and a new interest exists in how to manipulate the human microbiome to benefit human health.
Perhaps the most remarkable discussions involved the intersection of the patient-centered medical home and genomics. ... The group came to consensus that a successful medical home incorporating genomics requires a team-based approach.
Though patent law is not always a topic that instills much passion, media outlets have recently covered a court ruling on DNA patenting that has the genomics world in a twist.
Electronic medical records are slowly pushing out the family history, eliminating valuable diagnostic information. But a free tool offers an easy way to restore important details to a clinician's files.
Paradoxically, that lack of evidence leaves open the potential for the misuse of direct-to-consumer genomics tests for fun, or for their premature adoption by clinicians. ... An attempt to develop a more coordinated national approach to translational
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