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Genet Med. 2013 Oct;15(10):761-71. doi: 10.1038/gim.2013.72. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network: past, present, and future.

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Harley J, Kohane I, Holm I, Hutton J, Cobb BL, Perry C, Namjou B, Bickel J, Prows C, Solti I, Savova G, Chen P, Lindgren T, Marsolo K, Bickel J, Wagner M, Vinks A, Wolf W, Hakonarson H, Keating B, Sleiman P, Connolly J, Chiavacci R, Mentch F, Qiu H, Behr M, Carey DJ, Williams MS, Tromp G, Kuivaniemi H, Faucett W, Ledbetter DH, Gerhard GS, Smelser DT, Borthwick K, Colonie R, Bock J, Fetterolf S, Wood G, Williams JL, Rogers L, Packard-Smith B, Chu X, Ryer EJ, Elmore JR, Still CD, Vrabec TR, Shellenberger M, Steinhubl SR, Sundaresan A, Elston RC, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD, Larson EB, Jarvik G, Ralson J, Hartzler A, Carrell DS, Crane P, Crosslin D, Kim DS, Gallego CJ, Mukherjee S, Fullerton SM, Brown S, Leppig KA, Carlson CS, McCarty CA, Brilliant M, Lin S, Brautbar AS, Patchett R, Peissig P, Berg R, Strenn R, Linneman J, Rottscheit C, Kitchner T, Ritchie M, Verma SS, Armstrong GD, Kullo IJ, Chute CG, Koenig BA, de Andrade M, Bielinski S, Pathak J, Heit JA, Bottinger E, Gottesman O, Scott S, Hulot JS, Kannry J, Ellis S, Keppel Y, Purcell S, Zhang W, Peter I, Nadukuru R, Lotay V, Parides M, Horowitz C, Rhodes R, Sanderson S, Zinberg R, Lin J, Ullman T, Dieterich D, Friedman S, Brown T, Mejia A, Cooper R, Kathiresan S, Hripsak G, Friedman C, Weng C, Overby CL, Chisholm RL, Smith ME, Kho A, Hayes M, Rasmussen-Torvik L, Starren J, Christensen C, Persell S, Aufox S, Pacheco J, Rasmussen L, Thompson WL, Pan V, Wicklund C, Roden DM, Clayton E, Crawford D, Denny JC, Malin BA, Peterson JF, Schildcrout JS, Wilke R, Bastarache L, Danciu I, Delaney J, Dumitrescu L, Goodloe R, Heatherly R, Hinz EM, Jeff J, Karnes J, Malinowski J, McCall A, Mosley J, Saip A, Stallings S, Van Driest S, Wang X, Westbrook M, Haines JL, Denny JC, Malin BA, Ritchie MD, Basford M, Armstrong G, Bradford Y, Cowan J, Kirby J, Melancon L, Mapes B, Speltz P, Verma A, Verma S, Xia W.

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.


The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network is a National Human Genome Research Institute-funded consortium engaged in the development of methods and best practices for using the electronic medical record as a tool for genomic research. Now in its sixth year and second funding cycle, and comprising nine research groups and a coordinating center, the network has played a major role in validating the concept that clinical data derived from electronic medical records can be used successfully for genomic research. Current work is advancing knowledge in multiple disciplines at the intersection of genomics and health-care informatics, particularly for electronic phenotyping, genome-wide association studies, genomic medicine implementation, and the ethical and regulatory issues associated with genomics research and returning results to study participants. Here, we describe the evolution, accomplishments, opportunities, and challenges of the network from its inception as a five-group consortium focused on genotype-phenotype associations for genomic discovery to its current form as a nine-group consortium pivoting toward the implementation of genomic medicine.

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