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Volume 34  Number 12  March 26 - April 2, 2015About the Update


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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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A Statistical Approach for Rare-Variant Association Testing in Affected Sibships.
Epstein MP, Duncan R, Ware EB, Jhun MA, Bielak LF, Zhao W, Smith JA, Peyser PA, Kardia SL, Satten GAAm J Hum Genet. 2015 Mar 18. pii: S0002-9297(15)00052-X.

Prevalence and diversity of small mammal-associated bartonella species in rural and urban Kenya.  
Halliday JE, Knobel DL, Agwanda B, Bai Y, Breiman RF, Cleaveland S, Njenga MK, Kosoy M. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 17;9(3):e0003608.

Emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus PB1-F2 variants and their virulence in BALB/c mice.
Kamal RP, Kumar A, Davis CT, Tzeng WP, Nguyen T, Donis RO, Katz JM, York IA. J Virol. 2015 Mar 18. pii: JVI.03137-14.

DNA sequencing for the confirmation of rifampin resistance detected by Cepheid Xpert® MTB/RIF Assay.  
McAlister AJ, Driscoll J, Metchock B. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar 4. pii: JCM.03433-14.

Development of a metabolic biosignature for detection of early Lyme disease.
Molins CR, Ashton LV, Wormser GP, Hess AM, Delorey MJ, Mahapatra S, Schriefer ME, Belisle JT. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 11. pii: civ185.

Complete Genome Sequence of Corynebacterium minutissimum, an Opportunistic Pathogen and the Causative Agent of Erythrasma.
Penton PK, Tyagi E, Humrighouse BW, McQuiston JR. Genome Announc. 2015 Mar 19;3(2). pii: e00139-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00139-15.

Molecular identification of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in grazing horses from Xinjiang, China.
Qi M, Zhou H, Wang H, Wang R, Xiao L, Arrowood MJ, Li J, Zhang L. Vet Parasitol. 2015 Mar 6. pii: S0304-4017(15)00103-X.

Borrelia burgdorferi not confirmed in human-biting Amblyomma americanum ticks from the southeastern United States.
Stromdahl EY, Nadolny RM, Gibbons JA, Auckland LD, Vince MA, Elkins CE, Murphy MP, Hickling GJ, Eshoo MW, Carolan HE, Crowder CD, Pilgard MA, Hamer SA. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar 18. pii: JCM.03454-14.

Evaluation of a U.S.. Public health laboratory service for the molecular detection of drug resistant tuberculosis.
Yakrus MA, Metchock B, Starks AM. Tuberc Res Treat. 2015;2015:701786.

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