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Selected Journal Articles/Reviews

ACMG Board of Directors. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: a revised position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Genetics in Medicine. 2015.

Goodman DM, Lynm C, Livingston EH. Genomic Medicine. JAMA. 2013;309(14):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.1927. This is a JAMA Patient Page of introductory information, illustration, and links.

Lea DH, Kaphingst KA, Bowen D, Lipkus I, Hadley DW. Communicating genetic and genomic information: health literacy and numeracy considerations. Public Health Genomics. 2011;14(4-5):279-89. doi: 10.1159/000294191. Epub 2010 Apr 20. PMID: 20407217 PMCID: PMC2909377. This article discusses the state of research regarding public understanding of genetics and genomics, the influence of health literacy and numeracy on genetic communication, and behavioral responses to genetic and genomic information. It also identifies potential areas for additional research and outlines practical suggestions for presenting numeric risk information.

Paniagua CT, Taylor. The cultural lens of genomics. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 2008 Jan 31; 13(1) DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol13No01Man05 5.REFCCP. This article emphasizes that culturally competent care is important because different patients, families, and groups will react differently to various genomic services depending on their cultural values and beliefs.

Vassy JL, Green RC, Lehmann, LS. Genomic Medicine in Primary Care: Barriers and Assets [PDF] Postgrad Med J. Author manuscript; available in PMC Mar 13, 2014. Published in final edited form as: Postgrad Med J. Nov 2013; 89(1057): 615–16. This article summarizes the genomics evidence base, physician knowledge, patient preferences.

Zahn LM, Travis J. Cancer genomics. A medical renaissance? Introduction to Special Issue. Science. 2013 Mar 29;339(6127):1539; DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6127.1539

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