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eMERGE Network will support multiple clinical sites and a coordinating center with $75 million over five years.
… Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network, which establish … protocols and methodologies for improved genomic risk assessments for diverse populations and to integrate their … sites specifically focused on better understanding disease risk and susceptibility by combining genomic and …
eMERGE
Important information about RFAs, upcoming dates, frequently asked questions and helpful links.
… interactive Q&A webinar for the eMERGE Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network funding opportunities. … non-EA individuals during Year 1. … Do the proposed disease-specific genomic risk assessment and management plans … primary purpose for performing the selected genomic risk assessments. Will sites be required to implement all 15 …
Archive
… Screening, Testing and Risk Assessment Resources Online … Archive …
News Release
Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have developed a new statistical model that can predict the risk for developing diseases by combining information about family member health and lifestyle factors from family members.
… developed a new statistical model that can predict the risk for developing diseases by combining information from … The researchers used type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) as the disease model for their study. An estimated 30 million people … chronic diseases to treat. T2D is known as a complex disease because its development depends strongly on a …
Talking Glossary
A polygenic risk score (abbreviated PRS) uses genomic information alone to assess a person’s chances of having or developing a particular medical condition.
… Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) … A polygenic risk score (abbreviated PRS) uses genomic information alone … developing a particular medical condition. … A polygenic risk score (abbreviated PRS) uses genomic information alone …
News Release
NHGRI researchers have developed the Families Sharing Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation (SHARE) workbook, which helps people use their family history to assess their risk for heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
… shows 70% of people who use the workbook discuss their disease risks and health history with family members. … … have developed the Families Sharing Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation (SHARE) workbook, which helps people use their family history to assess their risk for heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. Since …
For Patients and Families
​Genetic tests may be used to identify increased risks of health problems, to choose treatments, or to assess responses to treatments.
… of genetic tests. Genetic tests can help to: Diagnose disease Identify gene changes that are responsible for an already diagnosed disease Determine the severity of a disease Guide doctors in … individuals Identify gene changes that may increase the risk to develop a disease Identify gene changes that could be …
Health
A polygenic risk score is one way by which people can learn what their risk of developing a disease is, based on the total number of genomics variants related to the disease.
… in diseases across different populations. A “ polygenic risk score ” is one way by which people can learn about their risk of developing a disease, based on the total number of changes related to the … their physicians and genetic counselors for further health assessments. … The majority of genomic studies to date have …
Staff
Dr. Rene Sterling is a program director in NHGRI's Division of Genomics and Society.
… Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network. Dr. Sterling has over … … Rene Sterling, ELSI Research Program, eMERGE Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network … Dr. Rene Sterling is …