To address the growing need for medical staff in the insurance industry to understand genetic testing, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has collaborated with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to produce this educational webinar series. The goal is to prepare insurers to understand genetic testing strategies, interpretations, outcomes and patient care, and use that understanding in making sound decisions regarding the healthcare activities of their insured. Read more
The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has opened an online patient application portal called the UDN Gateway. Introduction of this application system sets the stage for the network to advance its core mission: to diagnose patients who suffer from conditions that even skilled physicians have been unable to diagnose despite extensive clinical investigation. Read more
This introduction to the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2) website at http://g-2-c-2.org/, gives new users an opportunity to view key features of this centralized collection of genomics educational resources for healthcare educators and providers. Read more
Although many doctors are wary about discussing weight loss with their overweight patients - for fear of alienating the patients or being ignored - two recent research studies from a team led by NHGRI's Susan Persky, Ph.D., suggest that doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off. Read more
Last Updated: January 13, 2016
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