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2015 NHGRI Short Course: Genetics and Genomics Primer - Robert Wildin

Part of the 2015 NHGRI Summer Workshop in Genomics: Nursing Faculty and Educators. Dr. Robert Wilden presents a primer on genetics and genomics in two videos, which together are one hour and thirty-seven minutes in length.

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A clinician-driven automated system for integration of pharmacogenetic interpretations into an electronic medical record.

Advances in pharmacogenetic testing will expand the number of clinically important pharmacogenetic variants. Communication and interpretation of these test results are critical steps in implementation of pharmacogenetics into the clinic. This article describes processes for incorporating pharmacogenetic tests and interpretations into the electronic medical record for clinical practice.

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AACC Clinical Chemistry Clinical Case Studies

The AACC Clinical Case Studies is an educational resource that is a part of the Clinical Chemistry journal to support laboratory medicine professionals in learning and teaching students on different topics related laboratory medicine. This resource comprises of clinical cases that were submitted by laboratory medicine scientists and then reviewed and accepted by the journal editors. ...

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ACMG Genetics Academy

From the fundamentals of genetics and genomics to the best practices of clinical care, the ACMG Genetics Academy will offer healthcare professionals and scientists access to a variety of dynamic educational formats in one easy to use site: self-paced interactive learning, webcasts, live streaming courses, online archived courses and more. It offers ...

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An Evidence Framework for Genetic Testing

Advances in genetics and genomics are transforming medical practice, resulting in a dramatic growth of genetic testing in the health care system. The rapid development of new technologies, however, has also brought challenges, including the need for rigorous evaluation of the validity and utility of genetic tests, questions regarding the best ways to incorporate them into medical practice, a...

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ASHG Global Virtual Meeting: Genetics in Your Clinic: What You Can and Should Do Now: Toolkit Resources for Primary Care Providers

Compilation of genetics and genomics resources for primary care providers prepared by Bob Wildin, MD and Jean Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, NHGRI. Created in March 2016 for the ASHG Global Virtual Meeting. <!-- /* Font Definitions...

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ASHP Emerging Sciences Resource Center

This ASHP resource center website contains information for pharmacists on gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, translational research, nanotechnology and biosimilars. This website includes links to education and training, articles, presentations and links to external resources on these topics.

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Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Although genetics and genomics play an increasingly large role in the practice of medicine, the clinical care of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease or stroke has not been significantly affected. This is despite the tremendous strides being made to understand the genetic basis of both rare and common cardiovascular and stroke disorders through techniques such as genome-wide associ...

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Basic Concepts of Genetics and Genomics

Online course in genetics/genomics that comprehensively covers the topics outlined in “Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.” Providers will watch 16 modules, ~4 hours total in duration, and complete multiple-choice, self-assessment questions linked to the mo...

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Building Excellence in Genetics Instruction

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Cancer Topics: National Cancer Institute

This directory lists professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics (cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic susceptibility testing, and others). These professionals have applied to be listed in this directory. This directory contains professionals of various disciplines, such as genetic counseling, oncology, nursing, psychology, social work, and clinical genetics. Each ...

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CDC Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base

The CDC Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base is an online, searchable database of published scientific literature, CDC resources, and other material that addresses the translation of genomic discoveries into improved health care and disease prevention. The Knowledge Base is curated by CDC staff and is regularly updated to reflect ongoing developments in the field. This compendium of databas...

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ClinGen

ClinGen is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded resource dedicated to building an authoritative central resource that defines the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research. Learn more about ClinGen-related efforts at your convenience with our pre-recorded webinars. Not...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC)

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) was formed as a shared project between PharmGKB and the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN). CPIC guidelines are peer-reviewed and published in a leading journal (in partnership with Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics) with simultaneous posting to PharmGKB with supplemental information/data and updates. Anyone with clini...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guideline for CYP2C19 Genotype and Dosing of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Citalopram/Escitalopram

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used for the treatment of major depressive and anxiety disorders, and may be used to treat other psychiatric conditions. Citalopram/escitalopram are metabolized by cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) and variatio...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guideline for CYP2C19 Genotype and Dosing of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Sertraline

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used for the treatment of major depressive and anxiety disorders, and may be used to treat other psychiatric conditions. Sertraline is in part metabolized by cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) and variations in ...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guideline for CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 genotypes and dosing of tricyclic antidepressants

Polymorphisms in CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 affect the efficacy and safety of tricyclics, with some drugs being affected by CYP2D6 only, and others by both polymorphic enzymes. Amitriptyline, clomipramine, doxepin, imipramine, and trimipramine are demethylated by CYP2C19 to pharmacologically active metabolites. These drugs and their metabolites, along with desipramine and nortriptyline, undergo hydroxylat...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guideline for CYP2D6 Genotype and Dosing of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Fluvoxamine

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used for the treatment of major depressive and anxiety disorders, and may be used to treat other psychiatric conditions. Fluvoxamine is metabolized by cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) and variations in CYP2D6 ma...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guideline for CYP2D6 Genotype and Dosing of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Paroxetine

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used for the treatment of major depressive and anxiety disorders, and may be used to treat other psychiatric conditions. Paroxetine is extensively metabolized by cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) and variations i...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for CYP2C9 and HLA-B genotype and Phenytoin dosing

Phenytoin, a widely used antiepileptic drug, has a narrow therapeutic index and large inter-patient variability, partly due to CYP2C9 genetic variation. Patients with the CYP2C9 poor metabolizer phenotype may require reduced doses of phenytoin. Additionally, ...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genotypes and warfarin dosing

Warfarin is a widely used anticoagulant with a narrow therapeutic index and large interpatient variability in the dose required to achieve target anticoagulation. Common genetic variants in the cytochrome P450-2C9 (CYP2C9) and vitamin K-epoxide reductase complex (VKORC1) enzymes, in addition to known nongenetic factors, account for ~50% of warfarin dose variability. The purpose of this article is ...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) genotype and codeine therapy

Codeine is bioactivated to morphine, a strong opioid agonist, by the hepatic cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6); hence, the efficacy and safety of codeine as an analgesic are governed by CYP2D6 polymorphisms. Codeine has little therapeutic effect in patients who are CYP2D6 poor metabolizers, whereas the risk of morphine toxicity is higher in ultrarapid metabolizers. The purpose of this guideline (period...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase genotype and fluoropyrimidine dosing

The fluoropyrimidines are the mainstay chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of many types of cancers. Detoxifying metabolism of fluoropyrimidines requires dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD, encoded by the DPYD gene), and reduced or absent activity of this enzyme can result in severe, and sometimes fatal, toxicity. We summarize evidence from the published literature supporting this associat...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for HLA-B genotype and abacavir dosing

Human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) is responsible for presenting peptides to immune cells and plays a critical role in normal immune recognition of pathogens. A variant allele, HLA-B*57:01, is associated with increased risk of a hypersensitivity reaction to the anti-HIV drug abacavir. In the absence of genetic prescreening, hypersensitivity affects ~6% of patients and can be life-threatening with r...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for HLA-B Genotype and Carbamazepine Dosing

Human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) is a gene that encodes a cell surface protein involved in presenting antigens to the immune system. The variant allele HLA-B*15:02 is associated with an increased risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in response to carbamazepine treatment. We summarize evidence from the published literature supporting this association and pro...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for human leukocyte antigen-B genotype and allopurinol dosing

Allopurinol is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of hyperuricemia and gout. However, allopurinol is also one of the most common causes of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), which include drug hypersensitivity syndrome, StevensJohnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. A variant allele of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B, HLA-B*58:01, associates strongly with allopuri...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for IFNL3 (IL28B) Genotype and PEG Interferon--Based Regimens

Pegylated interferon- (PEG-IFN- or PEG-IFN 2a and 2b)- and ribavirin (RBV)-based regimens are the mainstay for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. IFNL3 (IL28B) genotype is the strongest baseline predictor of response to PEG-IFN- and RBV therapy in previously untreated patients and can be used by patients and clinicians as part of the shared decision-making process for initiating trea...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for Ivacaftor Therapy in the context of CFTR genotype

Ivacaftor is the first FDA-approved drug designed to target a specific defect of the CFTR protein found in a subset of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Hundreds of different variants within the CFTR gene have been identified. The G551D variant (rs75527207 G>...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for Rasburicase Therapy in the context of G6PD deficiency genotype

Rasburicase is a drug that lowers uric acid levels and is used to treat or prevent hyperuricemia. It is contraindicated in patients with G6PD deficiency, a condition resulting from variants within the G6PD gene, which increases susceptibility to hemolytic ane...

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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for thiopurine methyltransferase genotype and thiopurine dosing

Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity exhibits monogenic co-dominant inheritance, with ethnic differences in the frequency of occurrence of variant alleles. With conventional thiopurine doses, homozygous TPMT-deficient patients (~1 in 178 to 1 in 3,736 individuals with two nonfunctional TPMT alleles) experience severe myelosuppression, 30-60% of individuals who are heterozygotes (~3-14% of ...

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Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for SLCO1B1 and simvastatin-induced myopathy

Cholesterol reduction from statin therapy has been one of the greatest public health successes in modern medicine. Simvastatin is among the most commonly used prescription medications. A non-synonymous coding single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs4149056, in SLCO1B1 markedly increases systemic exposure to simvastatin and the risk of muscle toxicity. This guideline explores the relationship betwe...

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ClinVar

ClinVar is a freely accessible, public archive of reports of the relationships among human variations and phenotypes, with supporting evidence. ClinVar thus facilitates access to and communication about the relationships asserted between human variation and observed health status, and the history of that interpretation. ClinVar processes submissions reporting variants found in patient sample...

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Clopidogrel

Overview: Learn more about the anti-platelet drug, clopidogrel (Plavix) and how variants in the CYP2C19 gene influence clopidogrel metabolism.

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Concepts in Pharmacogenomics Second Edition

This book provides an overview of basic concepts of pharmacogenomics and includes chapters on clinical applications and pharmacy-related issues in pharmacogenomics.  The book is divided into three sections. The first section includes six chapters on genetic concepts, genetic testing and broader topics such as pharmacogenetics of drug metabolism and transport. The second section includes si...

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Development and implementation of a pharmacist-managed clinical pharmacogenetics service

A pharmacist-managed clinical pharmacogenetics service was designed and implemented at an academic specialty hospital to provide clinical pharmacogenetic testing for gene products important to the pharmacodynamics of medications used in the hospital's patients. A series of accredited educational seminars were conducted for our pharmacists to establish competencies in providing pharmacogenetic cons...

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DNA Learning Center

Website which is the world's first science center devoted entirely to genetics education and is an operating unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an important center for molecular genetics research.  The website extends the Laboratory's traditional research and postgraduate education mission to the college, precollege, and public levels. The site includes information specific to a number o...

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Education & Resources in Genetics & Personalized Medicine

A listing of short online educational and informational resources for genetics and genomics. Includes genomics and precision medicine, using genetics in primary care, cancer risk assessment and genetic testing, principles of family history, genetic disease descriptions, and specific genetic tests.

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Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the EGAPP initiative to establish and test a systematic, evidence-based process for evaluating genetic tests and other applications of genomic technology that are in transition from research to clinical and public health practice.

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Genes in Life

Genes in Life is a place to learn about all the ways genetics is a part of your life. On this site you will learn how genetics affects you and your family, why you should talk to your healthcare providers about genetics, how to get involved in genetics research, and much more! Genes in Life was created by Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit organization, founded in 1986 and based in Washington, D...

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Genetic Testing Methods

Genetic Testing Methods aims to improve clinicians' ability to navigate different genetic testing options, including: Single gene sequencing; Multi-gene panels; Chromosome microarray; Whole exome sequencing; And many more!  The goal of this resource is to improve the provider’s knowledge about commonly used genetic tests and testing technology. ...

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Genetic Testing Registry

The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR®) provides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by providers. The scope includes the test's purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test's usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease. ...

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Genetics Home Reference

Website of the National Library of Medicine for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. A glossary of genetic and medical terms is available from every web page. In addition, each summary provides a list of glossary terms used on the page, with a direct link to their definitions.

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Genomic Technologies for Oncology Researchers

Genomic Technologies for Oncology Researchers provides information about the benefits, limitations, and applications of genomic technologies used in oncology research. Liquid biospy; Whole genome sequencing; Whole exome sequencing; RNA sequencing. This free, enhanced e-book includes succinct, clear information about genomic technologies. There are also short videos to provide context for th...

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Genomics and Precision Health

Precision medicine is a rapidly evolving approach to disease treatment and prevention that matches treatments to patients based on individual genetic variability. To help clinicians understand the latest developments in precision medicine so they can make the most informed decisions for their patients JAMA in 2017 is publishing a series of essays to explain the state of the field, its concep...

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Guide to Interpreting Genomic Reports: A Genomics Toolkit

This guide is intended for healthcare providers faced with understanding and interpreting their patients’ genomic test reports. This guide is not intended to help select a test, but rather to help providers navigate test results.

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HLA-B alleles and adverse events related to use of carbamazepine and allopurinol

Case study created by the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee (ISCC) Case Studies Working Group (https://www.genome.gov/27560578/iscc-case-studies-working-group-case-studies/iscc-case-studies-working-group-case-studies/) in collaboration ...

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How to Search ClinVar

ClinVar is a  freely accessible, public archive of reports of the relationships among human variations and phenotypes, with supporting evidence. The information in ClinVar is important in helping clinicians assess the evidence supporting or refuting pathogenicity of a genetic variant. The link provided is for tutorials on how to search ClinVar successfully. 

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Human Genome Program of the Department of Energy

Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Healt...

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IGNITE Supporting Practice through Application, Resources, and Knowledge (SPARK) Toolbox

Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) is an NIH/NHGRI-funded network dedicated to supporting the implementation of pharmacogenomics in healthcare. The network is comprised of six research sites, a coordinating center, a steering committee, and working and interest groups. The IGNITE Network also disseminates the methods and best practices its members develop in order to advance the imple...

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Improving Genetics Education in Graduate and Continuing Health Professional Education: Workshop Summary (2015)

Many health care providers do not have either the knowledge or the tools they need in order to apply genetic information in their day-to-day practices. This lack of support is contributing to a substantial delay in the translation of genetic research findings, when appropriate, into improvement in patient outcomes within the health care system. Although the need to improve genetics knowledge...

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Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care. Laboratory and medical professionals, who are experts in the field, develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news.  ...

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Mitochondrial DNA mutation A1555G and aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss and deafness

Case study created by the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee (ISCC) Case Studies Working Group (https://www.genome.gov/27560578/iscc-case-studies-working-group-case-studies/iscc-case-studies-working-group-case-studies/ ) in collaboratio...

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National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre (UK)

The NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre was established in 2005 and funded by the Department of Health as one of the major initiatives of the 2003 Genetics White Paper 'Our Inheritance, Our Future Realising the potential of genetics in the NHS'. One of the main aims of the Centre was to improve the understanding of genetics among healthcare professionals and its role in modern heal...

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National Human Genome Research Institute - Fact Sheets About Science, Ethics, Research Technique and Institute

Resources on policy and ethics. Includes a policy and legislation database for searching of federal and state laws and policy.

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Operational implementation of prospective genotyping for personalized medicine: the design of the Vanderbilt PREDICT project

The promise of "personalized medicine" guided by an understanding of each individual's genome has been fostered by increasingly powerful and economical methods to acquire clinically relevant information. We describe the operational implementation of prospective genotyping linked to an advanced clinical decision-support system to guide individualized health care in a large academic health...

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Optimizing drug outcomes through pharmacogenetics: a case for preemptive genotyping

Routine integration of genotype data into drug decision making could improve patient safety, particularly if many relevant genetic variants can be assayed simultaneously before prescribing the target drug. The frequency of opportunities for pharmacogenetic prescribing and the potential adverse events (AEs) mitigated are unknown.  We examined the frequency with which 56 medications with known...

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Personal Genetics Education Project

The mission of the Personal Genetics Education Project is to increase awareness and conversation about the benefits and ethical, legal, and social implications of 

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Personalized Medicine Coalition

Website for the Personalized Medicine Coalition, which aims to educate federal and state policymakers and private sector health care leaders about personalized medicine, helping them understand the science, the issues and what is needed for the positive evolution of personalized medicine.

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Pharmacogenes. Scientific Background and Clinical Applications

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Pharmacogenetics, Kinetics, and Dynamics for Personalized Medicine

Pharmacogenetics, Kinetics, and Dynamics for Personalized Medicine provides a resource to understand pharmacogenetics (the study of genetic factors that influence how a patient responds to a drug) in the context of pharmacokinetics (how the body handles a drug) and pharmacodynamics (how a drug affects the body).  This resource describes and emphasizes the interface of pharmacogenetics, kin...

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Pharmacogenomics and individualized medicine: translating science into practice

Research on genes and medications has advanced our understanding of the genetic basis of individual drug responses. The aim of pharmacogenomics is to develop strategies for individualizing therapy for patients, in order to optimize outcome through knowledge of the variability of the human genome and its influence on drug response.  Pharmacogenomics research is translational in nature and r...

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Pharmacogenomics Challenges and Opportunities in Therapeutic Implementation

The book chapters are organized into several major sections. Section 1 (chapters 1 to 3) provides an introductory chapter on pharmacogenomics, an overview chapter on the challenges of moving the discipline into real-world settings over the last decade, and a chapter on global academic and governmental efforts to advance and apply the relevant genomic knowledge. Section 2 (chapters 4 to 7) primaril...

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Pharmacogenomics Education Program (PharmGenEd)

"Pharmacogenomics Education Program (PharmGenEd): Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice" is an evidence-based program designed for pharmacists and physicians, pharmacy and medical students, nurses, and genetic counselors. The program team at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences collaborates with healthcare professional schools and organizations to disseminat...

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Pharmacogenomics Research Site

Website which provides a nationwide collaboration of scientists studying the effect of genes on people's responses to a wide variety of medicines.

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Pharmacogenomics: An Introduction and Clinical Perspective

This book provides an overview of basic concepts of genetics and pharmacogenomics and also includes clinical applications in many therapeutic areas.  The book is divided into two sections. The first section includes ten chapters on general concepts and includes chapters on basic genetics and pharmacogenomics, regulatory considerations, ethical legal and social considerations, patient counsel...

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Pharmacogenomics: Applications to Patient Care, Third edition

Pharmacists and health care practitioners, educators, and trainees providing patient care services are affected by the ever-advancing science of pharmacogenomics. In re­sponse, ACCP’s third edition of Pharmacogenomics: Applications to Patient Care, develop...

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Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer Information Summaries: Genetics - National Cancer Institute

Website which offers an information summary for health professionals based on a framework for understanding the genetic basis of hereditary cancer. The summary is reviewed regularly and updated as necessary by the PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board. Links to a series of Genetics Fact Sheets.

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Principles of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics

This book provides principles of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics and clinical applications across many different therapeutic areas and patient populations. The first section (Critical Concepts) includes chapters on genetic testing, genotyping technologies and key resources for pharmacogenetics, such as PharmGKB. This section also includes several chapters on ethical and legal considerations ...

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Principles of the Human Genome and Pharmacogenomics

Principles of the Human Genome and Pharmacogenomics provides a basic overview to help pharmacists and students apply genetic principles to health care. Chapters cover the history of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics, information flow in biological systems, genomes and genomics, genomic technologies and pharmacogenomics, case studies, and ethical challenges.  KEY FEATURES: Learning outc...

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Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics 1st Edition

This book is designed with the clinician in mind. The book primarily covers the 14 genes relevant to psychiatric drug-gene interactions. Specific clinical examples and cases are used to underscore the specific indications for ordering pharmacogenomic tests and the clinical utility of the results that includes relating the results back to medication therapy.  The clinical cases are unique to ...

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RxGenomix Training Program in Pharmacogenomics

The 16-hour RxGenomix Training Program in Pharmacogenomics is a combination of self-study and recorded program activity accessed online, allowing flexibility in the completion of the course. Participants will learn the essential elements of pharmacogenomics and how to apply it into pharmacy practice.

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Society of Gynecologic Oncology: 2016 Genetics Toolkit

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has partnered with medical societies and patient advocacy groups to develop a toolkit designed to provide critical, practical information to heath care provers interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the role of genetics in gynecologic cancers. While not written for a lay audience, patients and families will gain an appreciation for the complexity ...

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The 1200 patients project: creating a new medical model system for clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics

The paradigm of individualized drug therapy based on genetics is an ideal that is now potentially possible. However, translation of pharmacogenomics into practice has encountered barriers such as limited availability and the high cost of genetic testing, the delays involved, disagreements about interpretation of results, and even lack of understanding about pharmacogenomics in general.  We d...

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The 2016 Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series

The Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series was formed to enhance opportunities for dialogue about how innovations in genomics research and technology can impact health disparities. Topics range from basic science to translational research.

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The emerging role of electronic medical records in pharmacogenomics

Health-care information technology and genotyping technology are both advancing rapidly, creating new opportunities for medical and scientific discovery. The convergence of these two technologies is now facilitating genetic association studies of unprecedented size within the context of routine clinical care. As a result, the medical community will soon be presented with a number of novel opportun...

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The New Genetics

The New Genetics is a science education booklet that explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research.

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The Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB)

PharmGKB is a comprehensive resource that curates knowledge about the impact of genetic variation on drug response for clinicians and researchers. The PharmGKB Overview presentation provides an introduction to PharmGKB and the information available at www.pharmgkb.org. The Pharmacogenomics Lecture provides an introduction to what pharmacogenomics is and the clinical implementation of pharmaco...

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The Pharmacogenomics Research Network Translational Pharmacogenetics Program: Overcoming Challenges of Real-World Implementation.

The pace of discovery of potentially actionable pharmacogenetic variants has increased dramatically in recent years. However, the implementation of this new knowledge for individualized patient care has been slow. The Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) Translational Pharmacogenetics Program seeks to identify barriers and develop real-world solutions to implementation of evidence-based pharma...

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Thiopurines (Azathioprine, Mercaptopurine and Thioguanine)

Learn more about the class of immunosuppresant drugs known as the thiopurines, and how variants in the TPMT gene influence thiopurine drug metabolism.

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University of Florida Center for Pre-Collegiate Education and Training genetics teaching resources

Provides curricula and teaching resources for basic genetics and pharmacogenomics concepts.

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University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center

Website of a science and health education program located in the midst of the bioscience research being carried out at the University of Utah. Website provides educational materials and programs for global and local audiences. To achieve our mission, we provide educational materials and programs for global and local audiences.

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Warfarin

Learn more about the blood thinning drug, warfarin (Coumadin) and how variants in the CYP2C9, VKORC1 and CYP4F2 genes influence warfarin metabolism.

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Webinars for Health Insurers and Payers: Understanding Genetic Testing

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 un...

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