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DIGItal Health Literacy after COVID-19 Outbreak among Frail and Non-Frail Cardiology Patients: The DIGI-COVID Study
M Vitolo et al, J Per Med, December 31, 2020 (Posted: Dec-31-2022 7AM)
Understanding changes in genetic literacy over time and in genetic research participants.
Little India D et al. American journal of human genetics 2022 11 (Posted: Nov-30-2022 9AM)
Communicating Personal Melanoma Polygenic Risk Information: Participants’ Experiences of Genetic Counseling in a Community-Based Study
AK Smit et al, J Per Med, September 26, 2022 (Posted: Sep-26-2022 7AM)
An accessible, relational, inclusive, and actionable (ARIA) model of genetic counseling compared with usual care: Results of a randomized controlled trial
J Galen et al, Genetics in Medicine, September 1, 2022 (Posted: Sep-02-2022 9AM)
Development and Validation of the Minnesota Assessment of Pharmacogenomic Literacy (MAPLTM)
JD Allen et al, J Per Med, August 29, 2022 (Posted: Aug-30-2022 7AM)
A Systematic Scoping Review of Digital Health Technologies During COVID-19: A New Normal in Primary Health Care Delivery
C Ndayshimie et al, Research Square, July 19, 2022 (Posted: Jul-20-2022 7AM)
ORCA, a values-based decision aid for selecting additional findings from genomic sequencing in adults: Efficacy results from a randomized trial.
Liles Elizabeth G et al. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2022 5 (Posted: May-08-2022 1PM)
Health equity in the implementation of genomics and precision medicine: A public health imperative
MJ Khoury et al, Genetics in Medicine, April 28, 2022 (Posted: Apr-28-2022 0PM)
Studies Focus on Testing Family Members of Cancer Gene Carriers
NCI, November 2021 (Posted: Dec-04-2021 6AM)
Family Health History Social Media Campaign
NHGRI, November 2021 (Posted: Nov-11-2021 2PM)
Health Literacy in the Digital Age: Applications to Genomics
Slide presentation, CDC webinar, June 2021 (Posted: Sep-04-2021 8AM)
Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Genomics Knowledge Scale
MD Linderman et al, Public Health Genomics, June 2021 (Posted: Jun-07-2021 8AM)
Patients' and Oncologists' Knowledge and Expectations Regarding Tumour Multigene Next Generation Sequencing: A Narrative Review.
Shirdarreh Melika et al. The oncologist 2021 (Posted: Apr-09-2021 10AM)
Utility of a virtual counselor (VICKY) to collect family health histories among vulnerable patient populations: A randomized controlled trial.
Wang Catharine et al. Patient education and counseling 2021 (Posted: Mar-26-2021 9AM)
Health Literacy in the Digital Age: Applications to Genomics
CDC Webinar, June 10, 2021 (Posted: Mar-20-2021 11AM)
Monitoring COVID-19 related public Interest and population Health Literacy in South Asia: An Internet Search-Interest Based Model
H Symum et al, MEDRXIV, November 25, 2020 (Posted: Nov-26-2020 7AM)
Racial Disproportionality in Covid Clinical Trials
DB Chastain et al, NEJM, August 10, 2020 (Posted: Aug-12-2020 7AM)
Teaching clinicians practical genomic medicine: 7 years’ experience in a tertiary care center
RM Cohen et al, Genetics in Medicine, July 6, 2020 (Posted: Jul-06-2020 9AM)
Returning genomic results in a Federally Qualified Health Center: the intersection of precision medicine and social determinants of health
GQ Shaibi et al, Genetics in Medicine, May 6, 2020 (Posted: May-06-2020 10AM)
Development and mixed-methods evaluation of an online animation for young people about genome sequencing.
Lewis Celine et al. European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2020 Jan (Posted: Jan-07-2020 8AM)
Optimizing genetics online resources for diverse readers.
Chang Jiyoo et al. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2019 Nov (Posted: Nov-29-2019 9AM)
Introduction to Genomics (Spanish version)
NHGRI, 2019 (Posted: Nov-05-2019 11AM)
CDC, 2019 (Posted: Oct-29-2019 11AM)
Technology approaches to digital health literacy.
Dunn Patrick et al. International journal of cardiology 2019 Oct 294-296 (Posted: Oct-15-2019 8AM)
Exploring the Current Landscape of Consumer Genomics - A Workshop
NASEM workshop, October 29, 2019 (Posted: Sep-30-2019 9AM)
Genetic Counseling and Public Health in the Era of Precision Medicine
MJ Khoury, CDC Blog, September 18, 2019 (Posted: Sep-19-2019 9AM)
Cancer Patients Have Limited Understanding of Genomic Test Results
Health Analytics, September 2019 (Posted: Sep-18-2019 9AM)
Advocacy and actions to address disparities in access to genomic health care: A report on a National Academies workshop.
Williams Janet K et al. Nursing outlook 2019 Jun (Posted: Aug-14-2019 8AM)
Digital literacy—a blind spot in medical education?
Z Hassan, BMJ, August 8 2019 (Posted: Aug-09-2019 8AM)
Using genetic tests to tailor antipsychotic treatments to individual patients
A Fagan, Genetic Literacy Project, February 11, 2019 (Posted: Feb-12-2019 9AM)
Is Our Future Really Written in Our Genes?
K Mitchell, Scientific American, January 7, 2019 (Posted: Jan-08-2019 8AM)
Serious Games for Improving Genetic Literacy and Genetic Risk Awareness in the General Public: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Oliveri Serena et al. JMIR research protocols 2018 Dec 7(12) e189 (Posted: Jan-02-2019 4PM)
Things to consider before taking a genetic test for Alzheimers risk
T Rohn, Genetic Literacy Project, September 20, 2018 (Posted: Sep-20-2018 10AM)
Increasing genomic literacy among adolescents
M Sabatello et al, Genetics in Medicine, September 14, 2018 (Posted: Sep-14-2018 2PM)
Precision Medicine: Familiarity, Perceived Health Drivers, and Genetic Testing Considerations Across Health Literacy Levels in a Diverse Sample.
Williams Jessica R et al. Journal of genetic counseling 2018 Aug (Posted: Aug-15-2018 10AM)
Assessing Genetic Literacy Awareness and Knowledge Gaps in the US Population: Results from the Health Information National Trends Survey.
Krakow Melinda et al. Public health genomics 2018 May 1-6 (Posted: Jun-09-2018 5PM)
Your DNA, Your Say: global survey gathering attitudes toward genomics: design, delivery and methods
A Middleton et al, Future Medicine, June 2018 (Posted: Jun-04-2018 3PM)
Protein therapy in the womb overrides genetic glitch hampering teeth development, ability to sweat
R Lewis, Genetic Literacy Project, Apr 25, 2018 (Posted: Apr-26-2018 8AM)
Health literacy in familial hypercholesterolemia: A cross-national study.
Hagger Martin S et al. European journal of preventive cardiology 2018 Jan 2047487318766954 (Posted: Apr-04-2018 11AM)
New literacy challenge for the twenty-first century: genetic knowledge is poor even among well educated.
Chapman Robert et al. Journal of community genetics 2018 Mar (Posted: Apr-04-2018 11AM)
Tackling e-health literacy
LM Martinez, Public Health Matters Blog, March 2018 (Posted: Mar-05-2018 1PM)
Battling depression with pharmacogenetics: Genetic screening could eliminate trial-and-error approach to medications
R Lewis, Genetic Literacy Project, Jan 23, 2018 (Posted: Jan-23-2018 0PM)
A gene-editing first: Scientists try to edit a living humans DNA
M Marchione, Genetic Literacy Project, Nov 15, 2017 (Posted: Nov-16-2017 11AM)
Gene therapy creates boys replacement skin from his stem cells
R Lewis, Genetic Literacy Project, Nov 8, 2017 (Posted: Nov-08-2017 2PM)
Genetics account for 83% of autism risk, re-do study finds
C Curtin, Genetic Literacy Project, Oct 23, 2017 (Posted: Oct-23-2017 11AM)
Clear Communication Index Widget
(Posted: Oct-09-2017 6AM)
Medical genetics and genomics education and its impact on genomic literacy of the clinical workforce.
Hyland Katherine et al. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2017 Sep (Posted: Sep-20-2017 11AM)
Breaking: First US gene-edited human embryo received healthy replacement DNA copy
R Lewis, Genetic Literacy Project (Posted: Aug-02-2017 1PM)
A Proposed Genomic Literacy, Education, and Engagement (GLEE) Initiative
NHGRI, June 6, 2017 (Posted: Jun-07-2017 0PM)
Game of chance: Are most cancers linked to nothing more than bad luck?
M Knight, June 1, 2017, Genetic Literacy Project (Posted: Jun-02-2017 8AM)
Genomic Literacy, Education, and Engagement (GLEE) Initiative: Strategic Visioning Meeting
NHGRI, March 2017, meeting agenda and presentations (Posted: Apr-25-2017 5PM)
Your Genes, Your Health: The Importance of Genetic Literacy and Education,
by Muin J. Khoury MD, PhD, and Katherine Kolor, PHD, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Posted: Mar-29-2017 3PM)
Community Health Workers: An Untapped Resource to Promote Genomic Literacy.
Allen Caitlin G et al. Journal of health communication 2016 (sup2) 25-29 (Posted: Mar-14-2017 0PM)
Enhancing Literacy in Cardiovascular Genetics: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
Mital Seema et al. Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics 2016 Oct (5) 448-467 (Posted: Mar-14-2017 0PM)
Informed Consent: The Case of “-Omics” Literacy
Hammer Marilyn et al. Oncology nursing forum 2017 01 (1) 28-30 (Posted: Mar-14-2017 0PM)
Genomic Literacy, Education, and Engagement (GLEE) Initiative
NHGRI, March 2017 (Posted: Mar-14-2017 11AM)
Genomics literacy critical to San Diego and nation
F DeSouza, San Diego Tribune, March 2, 2017 (Posted: Mar-03-2017 7AM)
Epigenetics Literacy Project, January 2017 (Posted: Jan-26-2017 7AM)
How lay people understand and make sense of personalized disease risk information.
Damman Olga C et al. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 2017 Jan (Posted: Jan-25-2017 9AM)
Why racial diversity in genetics studies matters in patient care
E Newbern, Genetic Literacy Project, December 7, 2016 (Posted: Dec-08-2016 8AM)
Health literacy and the perception of risk in a breast cancer family history clinic.
Rutherford E J et al. The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland 2016 Nov (Posted: Dec-07-2016 9AM)
Parents' Understanding of Genetics and Heritability.
Harding Brittany et al. Journal of genetic counseling 2016 Oct (Posted: Oct-19-2016 4PM)
Gates Foundation doubling efforts to use CRISPR to create mosquito-killing technology
A Regalado, Genetic Literacy Project, September 7, 2016 (Posted: Sep-08-2016 7AM)
Gene therapy 2.0: Will CRISPR make expensive treatment accessible to all?
D Warmflash, Genetic Literacy Project, August 16, 2016 (Posted: Aug-16-2016 4PM)
How many genomes is enough for US Precision Medicine Initiative?
M Knight, Genetic Literacy Project, July 26, 2016 (Posted: Aug-01-2016 8AM)
Relevance of Health Literacy to Precision Medicine
Division of Health and Medicine, National Academies Workshop in Brief, June 2016 (Posted: Jul-01-2016 7PM)
Ready or Not: The genomic revolution is here, and literacy should begin in the high school classroom.
G Fowler, Genome Magazine, June 23, 2016 (Posted: Jun-28-2016 3PM)
Next-generation genetics offer new way to combat hospital infections
A Porterfield, Genetic Literacy Project, April 2016 (Posted: Apr-16-2016 9AM)
Health literacy and disease-specific knowledge of caregivers for children with sickle cell disease.
Carden Marcus A et al. Pediatric hematology and oncology 2016 Mar 1-13 (Posted: Mar-09-2016 9AM)
The Many Facets of Genetic Literacy: Assessing the Scalability of Multiple Measures for Broad Use in Survey Research.
Abrams Leah R et al. PloS one 2015 10(10) e0141532 (Posted: Nov-04-2015 3PM)
Gene therapy on brink of golden age: Heres why
D Warmflash, Genetic Literacy Project, November 3, 2015 (Posted: Nov-04-2015 6AM)
The high-risk world of rare genetic diseases
A Porterfield, Genetic Literacy Project, October 30, 2015 (Posted: Oct-31-2015 3PM)
Genetic counselors and health literacy: the role of genetic counselors in developing a web-based resource about the Affordable Care Act.
Mann Sylvia et al. Journal of genetic counseling 2015 Jun (3) 433-7 (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
Are physicians prepared for whole genome sequencing? a qualitative analysis.
Christensen K D et al. Clinical genetics 2015 Jun (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
Genetic Knowledge Among Participants in the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative.
Schmidlen Tara J et al. Journal of genetic counseling 2015 Aug (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
Assessment of the Readability of Genetic Counseling Patient Letters.
Brown Emily et al. Journal of genetic counseling 2015 Sep (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
Educational materials about genetics and genomics
from the National Human Genome Research Institute (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
Learn.Genetics: Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
(Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
Genes in Life
Genes in Life was created by Genetic Alliance to answer your questions about health and genetics. (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
The Critical Challenge of Educating the Public About Genetics
MJ Gougherty et al. Genetic Counselling and Clinical Testing, 2014 (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
GeneEd: Genetics,, Education and Discovery
from the National Library of Medicine (Posted: Oct-13-2015 1PM)
CDC Health Literacy Information
(Posted: Oct-13-2015 0PM)
FDA using DNA to track foodborne illness before it spreads,
by Julie Steenhuysen & Reuters, Genetic Literacy Project, Aug 28 (Posted: Sep-02-2015 1PM)
A Health Literacy Program Using Family Health History for Young Black Rural Students: Implications for Reducing Health Disparities.
Foster Pamela Payne et al. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2015 26(3) 662-7 (Posted: Sep-02-2015 0PM)
Breast cancer genetic tests, beyond BRCA, can help personalize treatment plan
K Doyle, Genetic Literacy Project, August 2015 (Posted: Aug-14-2015 3PM)
Privacy concerns raised by use of consumer genomics data in pharmaceutical research
E Topol, Genetic Literacy Project, January 2015 (Posted: May-14-2015 5PM)
Informed Consent and Health Literacy: Workshop Summary
Institute of Medicine Workshop Report, March 16, 2015 (Posted: Mar-16-2015 9AM)
Translation and validation of a Spanish-language genetic health literacy screening tool.
Rodríguez Sally Ann et al. Health Psychol 2015 Feb (2) 120-9 (Posted: Feb-13-2015 10AM)
Effects of racial and ethnic group and health literacy on responses to genomic risk information in a medically underserved population.
Kaphingst Kimberly A et al. Health Psychol 2015 Feb (2) 101-10 (Posted: Feb-13-2015 10AM)
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