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Emergency medical genomes: a breakthrough application of precision medicine

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, July 2015
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Emergency medical genomes: a breakthrough application of precision medicine
Published in
Genome Medicine, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13073-015-0201-z
Pubmed ID

Stephen F. Kingsmore, Josh Petrikin, Laurel K. Willig, Erin Guest


Today there exist two medical applications where relatively strong evidence exists to support the broad adoption of genome-informed precision medicine. These are the differential diagnosis of single gene diseases and genotype-based selection of patients for targeted cancer therapies. However, despite the availability of the $1000 genome and $700 exome for research, there is as yet little broad uptake of genomic medicine, even in these applications. Significant impediments to mainstream adoption exist, including unavailability in many institutions, lack of scalability in others, a dearth of physician understanding of interpreted genome or exome results or knowledge of how to translate consequent precision medicine care plans, and a lack of test reimbursement. In short, genomic medicine lacks a breakthrough application. Rapid genome sequencing of acutely ill infants with suspected genetic diseases (STATseq) may become that application when scaled to dozens of trios per day without loss of timeliness or accuracy. Also critical for broad adoption is embedding STATseq in software for timely patient ascertainment, augmented intelligence for interpretation, explanation of results for generalist physicians, and dynamic precision medicine decision support.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 64 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 22%
Other 10 15%
Student > Master 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 16 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 15%
Computer Science 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 17 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2018.
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