Monday, April 3, 2023

Very Brief Blog: National Academy Releases Book on Genomics & Equity & Access

Last fall, I had the privilege to be part of a National Academies workshop on genomics and health equity.  the conference, and the resulting e-book, is titled, "Realizing the Potential of Genomics Across the Continuum of Health Care."

Find the home page and access to the free ebook here:

Here's the summary:

  • The National Academies Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health, in collaboration with the National Cancer Policy Forum, hosted a public workshop that examined how genomic data are used in health care, outside of the traditional settings for clinical genetics. The workshop identified opportunities for advancement of precision health care delivery. 
  • The event also explored how patients, clinicians, and payers assess and act upon the risks and benefits of genomic screening and diagnostic testing. 
  • Discussions focused on strategies to ensure that genomic applications are responsibly and equitably adopted to benefit populations as well as individuals over time. This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes content from the event.