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2014-08-05 16:26:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced that the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor Journal Citation Reports has just increased the impact factor of the ACMG's peer-reviewed medical genetics and genomics journal, Genetics in Medicine (GIM) to 6.435 in 2013 up from 5.56 in 2012. GIM is currently ranked 17th of 164 titles in Genetics & Heredity category and in the very top echelon of genetic journals...

2014-06-03 11:12:46

European Society of Human Genetics With services based on exome sequencing becoming affordable to patients at a reasonable price, the question of the quality of the results provided has become increasingly important. The exome is the DNA sequence of genes that are translated into protein. These protein-coding regions contain most of the currently-known disease-causing genetic mutations. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has recommended the reporting to patients...

2014-03-21 12:24:29

Sutphen will underscore importance of providing patients with access to genetic counselors via telephone NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG, president and chief medical officer at InformedDNA, will discuss the importance of delivering telephone-based genetic counseling services, as part of our nation's health care delivery model, at the 2014 American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting on Wednesday, March...

2014-03-19 23:04:19

Clinical utility of whole exome sequencing in the identification of genetic changes in rare genetic disorders will be the focus. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that Dr. Diane Allingham-Hawkins, Director of the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) Program at Hayes, Inc., will be presenting a poster presentation at the 2014 American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)...

2014-02-04 08:35:10

- Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders encourages governments to fund PKU treatment tools as outlined by guidelines to improve outcomes in 2,000 Phenylketonuria patients - TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) is extremely pleased with the clinical practice guidelines designed for the rare, inherited brain-threatening metabolic disorder Phenylketonuria (PKU), affecting about 2,000 Canadians, published online by the American College of Medical...

2013-12-30 12:21:41

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the National Human Genome Project first revealed the human genome sequence, work began in earnest on how to apply this remarkable new knowledge to patient care. In an important step in helping current physicians and other healthcare professionals who are not board-certified geneticists to understand genomics in the clinical setting, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just created a series of...

2013-12-12 23:28:26

ACOG and ACMG issue new guidelines supporting the utilization of cytogenomic microarray analysis as appropriate diagnostic testing for prenatal, postnatal, infertility and oncology samples. Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 CytoGenX Corp, a leading provider of medical genetic testing services, announced today it will be offering Assure™, its new comprehensive whole-genome microarray designed to aid in the detection and identification of disease-causing genetic alterations...

2013-11-07 13:50:16

In an era of commercialized medicine, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has been on a steady rise. Consumers can purchase a DNA sample kit, also known as a "spit kit," mail it to a testing company, and wait for an email that reveals their genetic risk for disorders like heart disease and colon cancer. However, a new Yale study reveals that members of the public, as well as physician groups, are concerned about individuals interpreting these risks without the help of a doctor....


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