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Effective August 1, 2024, this database will be discontinued. All content will remain searchable and be preserved online for historical purposes only until 2029.

Last Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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Precision public health in the era of genomics and big data
(Posted Jul 11, 2024 2PM)

From the abstract: "Precision public health (PPH) considers the interplay between genetics, lifestyle and the environment to improve disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment on a population level—thereby delivering the right interventions to the right populations at the right time. In this Review, we explore the concept of PPH as the next generation of public health. We discuss the historical context of using individual-level data in public health interventions and examine recent advancements in how data from human and pathogen genomics and social, behavioral and environmental research, as well as artificial intelligence, have transformed public health. "

Connecting lab, clinic, and community
(Posted Jul 08, 2024 8AM)

From the article: "To better understand relationships between the genes we inherit and the environmental and societal factors that surround us and to deliver more evidence-driven health care, research must be integrated into clinical care and community settings, reaching patients from all walks of life. Unlike most research settings, primary care is patient- and community-centered and emphasizes health maintenance and preventive care alongside treatment and rehabilitation in a location as convenient as possible for the patient. "

Gene–environment interactions in human health
(Posted May 29, 2024 9AM)

From the abstract: "Gene–environment interactions (G×E), the interplay of genetic variation with environmental factors, have a pivotal impact on human complex traits and diseases. Statistically, G×E can be assessed by determining the deviation from expectation of predictive models based solely on the phenotypic effects of genetics or environmental exposures. Despite the unprecedented, widespread and diverse use of G×E analytical frameworks, heterogeneity in their application and reporting hinders their applicability in public health. "

Placental DNA methylation signatures of prenatal air pollution exposure and potential effects on birth outcomes: an analysis of three prospective cohorts
(Posted May 09, 2024 6PM)

From the abstract: "Pregnancy air pollution exposure (PAPE) has been linked to a wide range of adverse birth and childhood outcomes, but there is a paucity of data on its influence on the placental epigenome, which can regulate the programming of physiological functions and affect child development. This study aimed to investigate the association between prenatal air pollutant exposure concentrations and changes in placental DNA methylation patterns, and to explore the potential windows of susceptibility and sex-specific alterations. "


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Environmental Health PHGKB is an online, continuously updated, searchable database of published scientific literature, CDC and NIH resources, and other materials that address the use of genomic and other precision health technologies in addressing environmental health issues including epidemiology, translation, policies and guidelines and population health programs and impact...more


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