As exome and genome sequencing become more widely used in medical care, doctors will increasingly be able to learn about genetic changes that increase an individual’s risk for developing an unrelated disease. In the past, these so-called incidental genetic findings (unrelated to the condition for which the patient was tested) were seldom provided to the patient.
2013 ACMG Foundation Annual Day of Caring:
At the 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine with the help of PerkinElmer, Shire, and members of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the ACMG Foundation were able to donate 20 bicycles and helmets to children from the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Phoenix. To learn more about this heartwarming event please contact the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine at ACMGF@acmgfoundation.org
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New ACMG Video Encourages Med Students to Consider a Residency/Combined Residency in Medical Genetics
There has never been a more exciting and extraordinary time to consider a residency and career in medical genetics. Genetics and genomics are changing how we practice medicine and will increasingly guide day-to-day healthcare decisions. This fast-paced and engaging new video features current and recent medical genetics residents in interviews, in patient care situations, in group discussions and team meetings in a variety of settings.
From diagnosis to management and from rare diseases to the most common conditions, medical genetics is moving the practice of medicine forward. The future of medicine lies in a better understanding of the human genome and how to apply it to every aspect of medical practice - this new video from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) lets medical students know the variety of ways that they can play a role in this fascinating effort.