Genetic testing for neurological diseases
Kurt 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
Family 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.
Last Updated: April 1, 2014