A Conversation on Polygenic Risk Scores: Uses and Misuses in Health, Research, and Society

Professional Practice and Social Implications Committee (PPSI) Co-chairs Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD, and Sarah Tishkoff, PhD, recently organized a session titled, “Polygenic Risk Scores: Uses and Misuses in Health, Research, and Society.” They held the session on February 10, 2021, part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2021 Annual Meeting, to... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Iris Nira Smith

Author: Iris Nira Smith, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Genomic Medicine Institute Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic Smith IN, et al. Conformational dynamics and allosteric regulation landscapes of germline PTEN mutations associated with autism compared to those associated with cancer. 2019 American Journal of Human Genetics. May 2;104(5):861-878\ Why do mutations in the same gene sometimes lead... Read More

Researchers Quantify Limitations of Health Reports from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that use a limited variant screening approach often yield clinical false-negative results, which pose the risk of informing health care decisions based... Read More

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