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Public Policy Recs Updated for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Goals include enhancing awareness of familial hypercholesterolemia as a global public health issue
Autism spectrum disorder is markedly heritable

Severity of Autism Symptoms May Vary in Monozygotic Twins

Trait correlations for MZ twins differed according to the clinical range of severity for autistic symptoms
The Chinese scientist who claimed he had created the first genetically edited babies in the world was sentenced to three years in prison for his research

China Convicts Scientists Claiming First Genetically Edited Babies

Scientists convicted of practicing medicine without license, violating Chinese regulations on research
A polygenic risk score

Polygenic Risk Score More Strongly Linked to Early-Onset CRC

Strongest association seen for participants without a first-degree family history of colorectal cancer
For patients with previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer with an EGFR mutation

First-Line Osimertinib May Up Survival in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

For previously untreated disease, overall survival longer with osimertinib versus comparator EGFR-TKIs
Systematic prostate-specific antigen screening is advised for men who are carriers of the BRCA2 mutation

Study Supports PSA Screening for Male BRCA2 Carriers

Further follow-up needed to assess benefit of PSA screening in male BRCA1 mutation carriers
An integrated approach using data from the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Genetic Epidemiologic study could identify individuals with possible or probable COPD as well as definite COPD

Expansion of Diagnostic Criteria Proposed for COPD

Expanded diagnostic criteria used to classify individuals with possible, probable, definite COPD
For three commercial panels for prostate cancer prognosis

Racial Differences Found in Gene Panels for Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Gene expression differs for European-American men, African-American men for three commercial panels
For patients with obesity

Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients May Lower Cancer Risk

Among genetically predisposed, breast cancer rate higher in those who did not opt for bariatric surgery
Only half of oncologists who discuss genomic testing with patients report that they often discuss the likely costs of testing and related treatments

Many Oncologists Fail to Discuss Costs of Genomic Testing

About a quarter of oncologists say they rarely, never bring up costs when they discuss genomic testing