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Last Posted: Apr 04, 2024
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Proteome profiling of home-sampled dried blood spots reveals proteins of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Claudia Fredolini et al. Commun Med (Lond) 2024 4 (1) 55

From the abstract: "Our three studies display highly consistent variance of protein levels and share associations of proteins with sex (e.g., MMP3) and age (e.g., GDF-15). Studying seropositive (IgG+) and seronegative (IgG-) donors from the first pandemic wave reveals a network of proteins reflecting immunity, inflammation, coagulation, and stress response. Proteome analysis of volumetric self-sampled DBS facilitates precise analysis of clinically relevant proteins, including those secreted into the circulation or found on blood cells, augmenting previous COVID-19 reports with clinical blood collections. Our population surveys support the usefulness of DBS, underscoring the role of timing the sample collection to complement clinical and precision health monitoring initiatives. "

Emerging Opportunities for Genomics to Improve Population Health: Lessons learned from the National Academies Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health
CDC Webinar, May 22, 2024 Brand

From the website: " For nearly two decades, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health has brought together diverse voices to share in dialogue about emerging topics in genomics and precision health. Through its public workshops and proceedings of those workshops, the roundtable seeks to encourage innovation and actions that foster the wide adoption of and equitable access to the benefits of genomics and precision health. The webinar will shed light on the emerging opportunities and challenges for genomics to improve population health. The webinar participants will also discuss the role of public health at state and federal levels in fulfilling the promise of genomics and precision health for all. Specific topics relevant to public health practice will be explored."

We need to stand together on the shoulders of giants: consolidating effective approaches for translating genomics into practice with implementation science.
Stephanie Best et al. Public Health Genomics 2023 12

From the article: "Adopting a genomics learning implementation system approach would provide opportunities to bring together clinical and implementation data from observational studies and clinical trials, providing real-world evidence. These findings could be housed in the Digital Implementation Toolshed (DIT), an online bi-directional platform for resources generated from implementation science activity in genomics. The highly curated DIT (Fig. 1) would augment the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Genomics and Precision Health Weekly Update. " "

Engaging a national-scale cohort of smart thermometer users in participatory surveillance
YJ Tseng et al, NPJ Digital Medicine, September 20, 2023

From the abstract: "Participatory surveillance systems crowdsource individual reports to rapidly assess population health phenomena. The value of these systems increases when more people join and persistently contribute. We examine the level of and factors associated with engagement in participatory surveillance among a retrospective, national-scale cohort of individuals using smartphone-connected thermometers with a companion app that allows them to report demographic and symptom information. Between January 1, 2020 and October 29, 2022, 1,325,845 participants took 20,617,435 temperature readings, yielding 3,529,377 episodes of consecutive readings. There were 1,735,805 (49.2%) episodes with self-reported symptoms (including reports of no symptoms). "

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