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Addressing the challenges of using genetic variants in medical care

To address the problem of identifying the clear genomic signals doctors can use to make medical decisions, the National Human Genome Research Institute organized the workshop Characterizing and Displaying Genetic Variants for Clinical Action in early December 2011. Videos of the workshop are now available. Read more
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Genomics and Perinatal Care

The 13th article in the New England Journal of Medicine Genomic Medicine series - Genomics and Perinatal Care by Joann Bodurtha, M.D., M.P.H. and Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D., Ph.D. - encourages clinicians to keep up with genetic and genomic advances and national care recommendations, since new genomic technologies can apply to preconception, prenatal and newborn care. However, whether and how they will be used are subject to debate. Read more
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David Valle, M.D.

Genomics in Medicine: lecture series opener explores individualized medicine

David L. Valle, M.D., director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genomic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, explored individulizing patient care from the genomic perspective as the first speaker in a seven-lecture series, Genomics in Medicine, Dec. 2, 2011, at Suburban Hospital, in Bethesda, Md. Read more
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Video now available for Genomic Medicine Centers

Clinicians around the United States have begun using genomics in medical care. To foster collaborations and advance the field, NHGRI recently gathered the avant garde to hear about those efforts and develop strategies to advance human health. NHGRI recorded the meeting for those unable to attend. View the videos

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