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Genomic educational resources for pharmacists added to G2C2 website

Read moreThe Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2), a free, online collection of materials for self-directed learning in genetics and genomics, now includes a new section on pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics.  Geared specifically toward health care educators and practitioners, G2C2 was created in 2010 by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health.  Read more


Journal of Nursing Scholarship Genomic Nursing Webinar Series
Webinars presented by nursing and medical expert authors of manuscripts published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2013 Genomics Special Issue.

The 2013-2014 Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
Read about and view the new series of lectures for Genomics in Medicine.

New England Journal of Medicine Series on Genomic Medicine
 

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Genetic testing for neurological diseases

Read moreKurt Fischbeck, M.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator at NINDS, and an adjunct investigator for NHGRI, will present the second Genomics in Medicine lecture on Friday, April 4th. His talk, Genetic testing for neurological diseases, will discuss how genetic testing for disorders like muscular dystrophy, cerebellar ataxia and Huntington's disease can provide accurate diagnoses without invasive procedures. Read more 
 

NHGRI supports proposed incentives for electronic recording of family health histories

Medical professional in front of a computer monitorFamily health history is still one of the most powerful tools for promoting health. Family health history information is also critical for the appropriate interpretation of genetic and genomic test results. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken a major step towards ensuring that electronic health records will be able to collect and use family history information. (more

Last Updated: April 1, 2014