Future translational applications from the contemporary genomics era: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The field of genetics and genomics has advanced considerably with the achievement of recent milestones encompassing the identification of many loci for cardiovascular disease and variable drug responses. Despite this achievement, a gap exists in the understanding and advancement to meaningful translation that directly affects disease prevention and clinical care. The purpose of this scientific statement is to address the gap between genetic discoveries and their practical application to cardiovascular clinical care. In brief, this scientific statement assesses the current timeline for effective translation of basic discoveries to clinical advances, highlighting past successes. Current discoveries in the area of genetics and genomics are covered next, followed by future expectations, tools, and competencies for achieving the goal of improving clinical care.

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Cited Authors

  • Fox, CS; Hall, JL; Arnett, DK; Ashley, EA; Delles, C; Engler, MB; Freeman, MW; Johnson, JA; Lanfear, DE; Liggett, SB; Lusis, AJ; Loscalzo, J; MacRae, CA; Musunuru, K; Newby, LK; O'Donnell, CJ; Rich, SS; Terzic, A; American Heart Association Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention,

Published Date

  • May 12, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 1715 - 1736

PubMed ID

  • 25882488

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4825323

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000211


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States