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Last Posted: Jul 08, 2024
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Ensuring best practice in genomics education: A scoping review of genomics education needs assessments and evaluations

From the abstract: " A health workforce capable of implementing genomic medicine requires effective genomics education. Genomics education interventions developed for health professions over the last two decades, and their impact, are variably described in the literature. To inform an evaluation framework for genomics education, we undertook an exploratory scoping review of published needs assessments for, and/or evaluations of, genomics education interventions for health professionals from 2000 to 2023. "

The acceptability and clinical impact of using polygenic scores for risk-estimation of common cancers in primary care: a systematic review

From the abstract: "A total of 190 papers were identified, 18 of which were eligible for inclusion. A cancer risk-assessment tool incorporating PGS was acceptable to the general practice population and their healthcare providers but major challenges to implementation were identified, including lack of evidence for PGS in non-European ancestry and a need for healthcare provider education in genomic medicine. A PGS cancer risk-assessment had relatively limited impact on psychosocial outcomes and health behaviours. However, for prostate cancer, potential applications for its use in primary care were shown. "

Advancing access to genome sequencing for rare genetic disorders: recent progress and call to action.
Vaidehi Jobanputra et al. NPJ Genom Med 2024 3 (1) 23

From the article: "GS has ushered in a new era in the diagnosis of genetic diseases, offering the potential for improved patient care. Now is the time for collective action to overcome challenges, implement best practices, and ensure that the benefits of GS are realized for all individuals affected by genetic diseases. Indeed, widespread and appropriate utilization of GS is critical for directing the emerging gene editing, gene therapy, and cell-based therapies for rare genetic disorders. Concerted policy, education, guideline, and care pathway efforts will drive significant advancements in precision medicine and improve health outcomes for patients with genetic conditions. "

Recognition of Genetic Conditions After Learning With Images Created Using Generative Artificial Intelligence.
Rebekah L Waikel et al. JAMA Netw Open 2024 3 (3) e242609

From the abstract: " In this comparative effectiveness study, generative methods were used to create images of fake but realistic-appearing individuals with Kabuki and Noonan syndrome. Through online surveys, generated images were found to help residents recognize these syndromes and improved their confidence in this area compared with text-only descriptions, although real images were most helpful. These findings suggest that generative artificial intelligence could supplement genetics education for pediatric residents by helping teach the recognition of rare conditions. "

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