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Last Posted: Jul-20-2019 16:33:49

Genomic knowledge in the contextstic exome sequencing: changes over time, persistent subgroup differences, and associations with psychological sequencing outcomes.
Rini Christine et al. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2019 Jul

People undergoing diagnostic genome-scale sequencing are expected to have better psychological outcomes when they can incorporate and act on accurate, relevant knowledge that supports informed decision making. The NCGENES study of diagnostic exome sequencing to evaluate associations between factual genomic knowledge and sequencing outcomes.

Comparison of Postmarketing Findings vs the Initial Clinical Validation Findings of a Thyroid Nodule Gene Expression Classifier: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Valderrabano Pablo et al. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 2019 Jul

Is the diagnostic performance of a common thyroid nodule gene expression classifier in the initial validation study consistent with results of postmarketing studies? Find out what this systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 studies involving 2568 cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules found.

Comparison of adopted and non-adopted individuals reveals gene-environment interplay for education in the UK Biobank
R Cheesman et al, BioRXIV preprints, July 18, 2019

The study uses information from 6311 individuals in the UK Biobank who were adopted in childhood to compare genetic influence on education between adoptees and non-adopted individuals. The study provides another kind of evidence for the influence of parental behavior on offspring education.

Prediction and Prevention Using Deep Learning.
Tsega Surafel et al. JAMA network open 2019 Jul (7) e197447

Medicine finds itself in an age of data. From electronic medical records to wearables, the capturing, storing, and synthesizing of data are becoming an important part in the changing landscape. Deep learning uses computer modeling, known as artificial neural networks, to identify complex relationships, and to apply this knowledge to newly added data.

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