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The recommendations were developed by a working group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee that included representatives from ACMG, ASCO, and CAP.
An ACMG workgroup has added four new genes, removed one gene, and said it would open up the nomination process to the broader community and consider PGx genes.
In a new AMP working group project, labs can volunteer to compare their interpretation of challenging variants to help identify where and how the guidelines might be improved.
The revisions, which are subject to approval by the ACMG board of directors, will likely involve the addition of five genes and the removal of one gene from the list.
The foundation, which was established by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, will use the money to fund fellows' salaries and research.
In a pilot study published in AJHG, nine labs initially agreed for only 34 percent of variants, but for 71 percent after discussing the evidence and use of guidelines in detail.
For many patients, the diagnosis led to a change in medical care or management, averted additional diagnostic tests, and facilitated family planning.
A genetic testing utilization service launched by Stanford in 2015 helped cut the number of inappropriately ordered tests in half and saved about $250,000 during the first year.
Magdalena Walkiewicz from Baylor College of Medicine and Carin Yates from GeneDx presented their labs' initial findings from exome sequencing of fetal DNA samples.
A Mount Sinai researcher described early results from the clinical trial aimed at evaluating the utility of genomic sequencing in healthy and ill newborns.
NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.
According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.
In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.
Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.