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Hot Topics of the Day are picked by experts to capture the latest information and publications on public health genomics and precision health for various diseases and health topics. Sources include published scientific literature, reviews, blogs and popular press articles.

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Ten Years of Incidental, Secondary, and Actionable Findings.
Sharon Plon et al. N Engl J Med 2023 11 (19) 1813-1814

From the paper: "The ACMG has highlighted the fact that the ACMG SF gene lists were not designed to be implemented for population screening outside of research. However, many of the genes that have an effect on life span are also considered to be “tier 1” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; knowledge of their status could have a positive effect on population health. "

Targeted gene expression profiling predicts meningioma outcomes and radiotherapy responses.
William C Chen et al. Nat Med 2023 11

From the abstract: "Using a discovery cohort of 173 meningiomas, we developed a 34-gene expression risk score and performed clinical and analytical validation of this biomarker on independent meningiomas from 12 institutions across 3 continents (N?=?1856), including 103 meningiomas from a prospective clinical trial. The gene expression biomarker improved discrimination of outcomes compared to all other systems tested (N?=?9) in the clinical validation cohort for local recurrence (5-year area under the curve [AUC] 0.81) and overall survival (5-year AUC 0.80). "

Expanding the genetic landscape of obesity.
Jian Yang et al. Cell Genom 2023 9 (9) 100400

From the paper: "A recent study epresents a significant advance in our understanding of the genetic architecture of obesity. The identification of sex- and age-specific genetic effects on obesity highlights the importance of considering these factors in future genetic studies, which can help uncover additional genetic factors contributing to disease susceptibility and improve our understanding of the interplay between genetic and environmental factors in disease development. "

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