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July 2022

Clinical Update: 

ACMG Adds 5 Genes to Cardio Secondary Finding List


The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has added five genes to its list that it recommends clinical labs report secondary findings on when conducting clinical exome or genome sequencing, regarding predisposition to cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

This updated gene list includes:

TNNC1, RBM20, BAG3, DES, and TTR – which are associated with the dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

Genetics Institute of America’s GIAnomics™ Genetic Panels are run in our CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory by PhD clinical scientists. We include all of the recommended genes on the ACMG’s cardiovascular list with our Hereditary Cardiovascular Panel. GIA is committed to exceeding the standards put forth by prestigious organizations, like ACMG, and ensuring that the panels we offer support your medical needs and your patient’s health and safety.


Enroll your Practice in GH-101!

Genetics Institute of America is actively recruiting practices to join our study, GH-101! The objective of this study is to take an integrative approach to the fields of pharmacogenomics, cancer genomics, mRNA microarrays and nutrigenomics by identifying DNA and RNA variants in persons with chronic disease. We are looking for Physicians and Physician Groups that currently treat patients with a chronic disease including: cancer, cardiac conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, PTSD. Getting your practice involved is easy and not only gets patients the individualized health information they need but allows your practice to be on the cutting edge of genetic research. Click "Enroll Now" for more information about this study and enrolling your practice.


Have you Seen This?: 

Heritability of Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer is known as one of the most heritable cancers, even though there is still a lot to learn about the genetic contribution. Family history of prostate cancer increases risk by up to four-fold.

It's All in the Genes:

Germline Variants in Lung Cancer


Environmental risk factors have long been the only studied cause of lung cancer, despite the discovery of strong familial associations by Lissowska, et al. in 2010

Changing Corporate Culture:

Bringing JOY Every Day

Genetics Institute of America believes that it is our responsibility to care for the community we are a part of, and that corporate culture can do more to play a greater role in community solutions.


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Ana Perez-Miranda, PhD, MDxT (AAB), MB (ASCP)

Laboratory Manager and Molecular Diagnostics Supervisor

Genetics Institute of America


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