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Genomics and Population Health: United States 2003

Year At A Glance

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January

  • 3rd Annual Program Implementation Meeting: Improving the Efficacy
    and Effectiveness of Tandem Mass Spectrometry Screening for Newborns
    Berkeley, California

February

  • Ten articles from CDC Family History workshop published in supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  • NHGRI: ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements) NHGRI launches an interactive public research consortium for identifying all functional sequences of the human genome
  • 17th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
    Session presented: The Family History Tool
    St. Louis, Missouri

March

  • CDC Newborn Screening for Quality Assurance Program: 2002 Tandem Mass Spectrometry Annual Summary Report is released
  • Family History as a Tool for Public Health and Preventive Medicine: A Public Health Perspective is published on CDC Web site

April

  • 50th Anniversary of the Double Helix
  • Human genome sequence completed

May

  • Partnership for Prevention publishes Harnessing Genetics to Prevent Disease and Improve Health
  • Genomics and the Future of Public Health Symposium, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Communication: Key to Appropriate Genetic Test Referral, Result Reporting, and Interpretation, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, CDC

June

  • Inaugural meeting of DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society
  • Roche announces the new AmpliChip CYP450, which identifies small variations in two genes affecting drug response

July

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) publishes the toolkit Genomics: A Guide for Public Health
  • Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon and Utah awarded cooperative agreements with CDC to support capacity building in genomics

August

  • Genetic Alliance Annual Meeting, Arlington, Virginia

September

  • Three research centers funded to evaluate Family History Tool for health promotion and disease prevention
  • CDC 2003 Cancer Prevention Conference includes sessions on genetics and family history
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • University of Washington, Centers for Genomics and Public Health, Asthma Working Group Summary Meeting, Seattle, Washington

October

  • The State of CDC, Fiscal Year 2003 summarizes CDC’s accomplishments for the past fiscal year and includes a brief discussion of genomics
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2003 passed by U.S. Senate, 95-0
  • Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices(OIVD), FDA, advises Roche that the “AmpliChip cannot be commercially distributed without an appropriate premarket determination from FDA”

November

  • Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis Meeting, CDC and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia

December

  • FDA approves first DNA-based lab tests for genetic clotting risk
  • The International HapMap Consortium outlines the rationale behind its effort to create a map of human genetic variation in Nature
  • Human Genome Epidemiology: A Scientific Foundation for Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease, edited by Muin J. Khoury, Julian Little, and Wylie Burke

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