Journal of Personalized Medicine – To understand potential barriers and provider attitudes, we surveyed 285 physicians from five Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) sites about their perceptions as to the clinical utility of genetic data as well as their preparedness to integrate it into practice.
Genetics in Medicine – Here we describe the findings from the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) Network in identifying key constructs, opportunities, and challenges associated with driving sustainability of genomic medicine in clinical practice.
Genetics in Medicine – This paper describes the Implementing GeNomics In PracTicE (IGNITE) Network’s efforts to promote: 1) a broader understanding of genomic medicine implementation research; and 2) the sharing of knowledge generated in the network.
BMC Medical Genomics – The objective of this study was to synthesize data on challenges identified by six diverse projects that are part of a National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)-funded network focused on implementing genomics into practice and strategies to overcome these challenges.
Pharmacogenomics – We are contributing to the evidence based on outcomes with genotype-guided therapy through pragmatic studies of our clinical implementations. In addition, we have developed a broad array of educational programs for providers, trainees and students that incorporate personal genotype evaluation to enhance participant learning.
Clinical Translational Science – One of the challenges hindering genomic implementation is the limited data on the outcomes and cost‐effectiveness of genotype‐guided drug therapy. The IGNITE network, consisting of institutions funded in the network and affiliate members, includes a number of institutions that have implemented pharmacogenetic testing to assist with prescribing decisions.
American Journal of Public Health – This issue of AJHP is a theme issue on precision medicine, focusing on the use of pharmacogenetics in the clinical setting. The articles included provide substantial insight on how and why pharmacogenetics might and can be implemented in the clinical setting.
The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics – Debates surrounding levels and types of evidence needed to properly evaluate the clinical value of molecular diagnostics are increasingly important because the growing body of knowledge, stemming from the increase of genomic medicine, provides many new opportunities for molecular testing to improve health care. We address the challenges in defining the clinical utility of molecular diagnostics for inherited diseases or cancer and provide assessment recommendations.
Future Cardiology – Clopidogrel is an ideal target for pharmacogenetic intervention for several reasons. First, there is a strong association between genotype, in this case CYP2C19 genotype, and clopidogrel effectiveness . Second, the consequences of reduced clopidogrel effectiveness, namely adverse cardiovascular events, can be life threatening and costly. Because of these reasons, an increasing number of institutions have implemented CYP2C19 genotyping to predict clopidogrel response into clinical practice.
Clinical and Translational Science – With advancements in pharmacogenomics research and genotyping technology, implementation of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice is now feasible. The aim of this publication is to serve as a tutorial for institutions interested in developing pharmacogenomics services.