Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: ACMG

ACMG Backs Down a Bit

A year ago, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released its Recommendations for Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing. As I reported in a July 2013 post, the core recommendation was this: “The ACMG recommends that for any evaluation of clinical sequencing results, all of the genes and […]

Myriad Updates: Clinical Data as Trade Secrets and a Pending Certiorari Decision

Earlier this month, my colleagues John Conley, Robert Cook-Deegan, James Evans and I published a policy article in the European Journal of Human Genetics (EJHG) entitled “The next controversy in genetic testing: clinical data as trade secrets.” The EJHG article is open access so you can read the entire article at the EJHG website, but here […]

ACLU and Myriad Both Seek Further Federal Circuit Review

As we suspected they might, the plaintiffs in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics have filed a petition (pdf) seeking a rehearing of the recent federal Circuit decision. More surprisingly, Myriad has also, though its petition (pdf) is very narrowly focused. The Plaintiffs’ Petition. Two things are interesting about the plaintiffs’ petition from a procedural […]

Does Familiarity Breed Acceptance? New Program Encourages Young Doctors to Get Personal with DTC Genomics.

The Genomics Law Report launched its new series What ELSI is New? yesterday with guest commentaries from Hank Greely and Misha Angrist. One of the issues that both Greely and Angrist tackle—from different angles and with decidedly different styles—is the widely acknowledged shortage of health care professionals qualified to understand and interpret genomic information of […]

A Closer Look at Biobanking of Newborn Blood Spots

Under established state public health programs, hospitals nationwide collect blood samples from the majority of the more than 4 million U.S. newborns each year to screen for genetic and metabolic disorders.  This is widely viewed as a valuable program that can lead to early diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious conditions and is normally controversial […]