Many healthcare professionals have been wondering what’s going on with the FDA and pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing. Within the past 19 months the FDA has approved direct-to-consumer PGx testing—but stated that the results of such tests must be confirmed by separate PGx tests ordered by a healthcare provider. Here are the details.
Learn more about what precision medicine is, what it is not and how this approach to medical care can be valuable to individuals, families and health systems when paired with clinical experts in genomic medicine.
Discover a Career at the Intersection of Genetics and Human Health
We hope to help build out a safe, diverse and inclusive industry that better represents the greater population by sharing resources and support for individuals that may be interested in working in this amazing field.
The Benefits of Genetic Testing & Understanding Your Genome
Navigating genetic testing without genetic expertise is similar to driving to a new destination without navigation. Genome Medical simplifies the process by helping you and your doctor navigate through the genetic testing options.
Understanding The Relationship Between Cancer and Genetics
What is the relationship between cancer and genetics? Is cancer hereditary? All cancers are genetic, but not all cancers are hereditary. Only about 10% of all cancer diagnoses are due to a hereditary reason.
The Benefits of Cardiovascular Genetic Testing
How can cardiovascular genetic testing affect your cardiovascular health? Cardiovascular genetic testing can impact your personal care. If a genetic test comes back positive, it could tell the doctor that you need additional cardiac screening.
The Benefits of Proactive Genetic Testing
The reason for considering proactive genetic testing is that individuals can be tested to identify whether or not they have an underlying hereditary risk for a certain disease that may not be apparent in their family history or hasn’t presented itself yet.
The Importance of Reproductive Genetic Carrier Screening
Is it best to talk with a genetic counselor before trying to conceive? Talking with a genetic expert before conceiving can reduce concerns you may have about having a child with a genetic disorder.
Learn about the difference between a genetics and genomics, common genetic disorders and genetic testing.
Genetic Counselor Awareness Day: Why I Became A Genetic Counselor
Genome Medical is a specialty telehealth medical practice focused on genetics and genomics. Our team consists of certified and licensed genetic counselors, medical geneticists and care coordinators. Today, on Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, a few of the genetic counselors on our team share...
Focus On Family: The Genetic Link To Sudden Cardiac Death
The sudden cardiac death of a loved one can be a tremendously difficult and traumatic experience for a family. Relatives are often dealing with the shock of a typically unexpected death while also wondering if other family members may also be at risk for a heart problem.
Traditionally, the health care system is designed to respond to problems as they come up in someone. In this, patients and their doctors work hard to respond and sort things out after they’re happening, which can result in a delayed or incorrect diagnosis. But what if we looked at things earlier to...