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Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network Archives

Study finds many patients don’t seek more health services after receiving genetic screening results

Nov. 15, 2023—A study by Vanderbilt researchers found that more than half of the patients who receive the results of genetic tests might not be impelled to seek more services than they're already receiving.

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VUMC-led network to focus on polygenic risk for common diseases

Jul. 1, 2020—With the aid of a $75 million, five-year grant renewal, the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network (eMERGE) will venture beyond its current focus on monogenic disease to scoring research participants’ relative risk for complex heritable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Getting the goods on obesity

Nov. 19, 2019—Obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it have associated genetic variants in common, suggesting that obesity may be the culprit.

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