FDA proposes oversight of laboratory-developed tests
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced steps it will take to ensure that certain tests used by health care professionals to diagnose and treat patients provide accurate, consistent and reliable results to inform patient care. These steps come at a critical time for genomic, or precision, medicine. As more and more genetic tests are developed and marketed, the public must be able to rely on the accuracy and clinical validity of these tests.
Read the FDA Release
Read a statement from NIH Director Francis Collins
Genomic educational resources for physicians added to G2C2 website
, the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2) has assembled educational materials for genetic counselors, nurses, pharmacists and physicians assistants. Now, through the efforts of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC), the G2C2 resource has been expanded to include a new collection of resources for physicians. Read more
New England Journal of Medicine Series on Genomic Medicine
Recent Advances in the Epidemiology and Genetics of Bipolar Disorder
On June 20, Kathleen Merikangas, Ph.D.
, chief of the Genetic Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will present Recent Advances in the Epidemiology and Genetics of Bipolar Disorder
. This final lecture in the Genomics in Medicine lecture series will summarize the environmental and genetic risk factors for mood disorders, and present advances in applying the tools of molecular genetics to bipolar disorder. Read more
New report offers a primer for doctors' use of clinical genome and exome sequencing
, Wed., June 18, 2014 - Sooner than almost anyone expected, a new, genome-based technology for demystifying undiagnosed illnesses-particularly rare childhood diseases-is moving from research laboratories into general medical practice. Now, two leading scientists have sketched out what doctors need to know in order to use the new technology effectively. Read more
Genoimcs in Medicine Lecture Series
The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series Videos (25 Videos)
Last Updated: July 31, 2014