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FDA proposes oversight of laboratory-developed tests

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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.

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Read a statement from NIH Director Francis Collins


Genomic educational resources for physicians added to G2C2 website

Read moreSince 2010, 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

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Genome regions linked to BMI and fat distribution

ScaleResearchers have linked new regions of the human genome to body mass index (BMI) and fat distribution, according to two studies published in Nature. NHGRI researchers and PAGE Consortium scientists supported by NHGRI contributed to studies that may lead to more effective therapeutic targets.

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Robert Wildin, M.D., joins NHGRI as chief of the Genomic Healthcare Branch

Robert WildinRobert Wildin, M.D., a clinical geneticist with nearly three decades of experience in private and hospital-based medical practice, has joined NHGRI as chief of the Genomic Healthcare Branch (GHB). As GHB chief, Dr. Wildin will provide leadership in promoting the integration of genomic discoveries into clinical and public health practice. Read more


Genoimcs in Medicine Lecture Series

YouTube video The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series Videos (25 Videos)
   


Last Updated: March 4, 2015