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Thursday, August 26, 2010 Volume 25 Number 9
4th National Conference on Genomics Announces Call for Abstracts
Abstracts will be accepted August 1-31st, 2010 for the 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health, which will be held on December 8-10, 2010, in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference planning committee invites abstracts for both oral and poster presentation related to genomic and public health practice, knowledge synthesis, communication, global health, preparedness and response, and new developments. Learn more about submitting an abstract [PDF 69 KB]. Learn more about the conference.
- CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) has released new translational materials summarizing recommendations by the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP™) Working Group on tumor gene expression profiling for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn more.
- New feature called the Project Locator added to the GAPP Knowledge Base, allowing users to search for current and recently completed genomic translation projects. The GAPP Knowledge Base was released in June 2010, by CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics, and stakeholders and partners of the Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet™). Submit your project(s) to be included in the Project Locator.
- The following are headlines from on-line news articles published during the past week.
- The headlines and lead sentence are exactly as they appear in the popular press & do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of CDC.
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Genome study finds 13 new Celiac disease-associated gene markers, Celiac.com, August 25
Study identifies genetic variation linked to lupus in Asian men, Medical News Today, August 24
Fox Chase Cancer Center to host Philadelphia Chromosome Symposium, News-Medical.Net, August 25
Personalized genome sequencing in cancer treatment - a major breakthrough in care, Medical News Today, August 25
Experts find gene variants for stomach, gullet cancer, Reuters, August 22
Inner workings of gene tied to breast, ovarian cancer revealed, HealthDay, August 22
Brothers of prostate cancer patients undergo more diagnostic activities, EurekAlert, August 19
Scientists to discuss research on XMRV in blood, chronic fatigue syndrome, NIH News, August 23
Gene variants put diabetics at risk of kidney disease, Medline Plus, August 24
Medical: Incoming students may get genetic tests, The Seattle Times, August 25
Genetic transcriptional signature to predict active TB, PHG Foundation, August 24
Link across array of childhood brain disorders revealed by gene scan, Medical News Today, August 23
Fitting into the world, The Jerusalem Post, August 22
Is autism genetic, Ivanhoe, August 20
How secondhand cigarette smoke changes your genes, Time, August 20
Is alcoholism genetic, Ivanhoe, August 20
Gene involved in Fuchs corneal dystrophy is found, Medical News Today, August 26
How well do you know your genes, Medical News Today, August 25
Scientists develop the first atomic view of key genetic processes (w/ Video), Physorg.com, August 25
Over 200 genes influenced by vitamin D, highlighting links to disease, Medical News Today, August 24
Physical model describes the distribution of nucleosome, Medical News Today, August 24
Road signs and traffic signals on DNA, Medical News Today, August 23
New study points the way to muscular dystrophy therapies, PHG Foundation, August 20
Discovery opens door to therapeutic development for FSH muscular dystrophy, NIH News, August 19Reanimated ‘Junk’ DNA is found to cause disease, The New York Times, August 19
A towards-multidimensional screening approach to predict candidate genes of rheumatoid arthritis based on SNP, structural and functional annotations
Zhang L, et al.
BMC Med Genomics 2010 Aug;3(1):38
Endocrine autoimmune disease: genetics become complex
Wiebolt J, et al.
Eur J Clin Invest 2010 Aug
A shared susceptibility locus in PLCE1 at 10q23 for gastric adenocarcinoma and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Abnet CC, et al.
Nat Genet 2010 Aug
Familial thyroid neoplasia: impact of technological advances on detection and monitoring
Tran T & Gianoukakis AG
Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2010 Aug
Genome-wide association study of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Chinese subjects identifies susceptibility loci at PLCE1 and C20orf54
Wang LD, et al.
Nat Genet 2010 Aug
Genetics of stroke
Guo JM, et al.
Acta Pharmacol Sin 2010 Aug
Genome-Wide Association Studies in Nephrology Research
Am J Kidney Dis 2010 Aug
Biobanking, consent, and commercialization in international genetics research: the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium
Hall MA, et al.
Clin Trials 2010;7(1 Suppl):S33-45
The emerging genetics of type 2 diabetes
Bonnefond A, et al.
Trends Mol Med 2010 Aug
Allele-specific methylation in the human genome Implications for genetic studies of complex disease
Meaburn EL, et al.
Epigenetics 2010 Oct;5(7)
Health, inequality and the politics of genes
N Z Med J 2010;123(1320):67-75
Does a family history of male breast cancer influence risk perception and use of genetic testing?
Schiffman SC & Chagpar AB
Am Surg 2010 Aug;76(8):879-82
Familial aggregation of personality disorder: epidemiological evidence from high school students 18 years and older in Beijing, China
Cheng H, et al.
Compr Psychiatry 2010 Sep-2010 Oct;51(5):524-30
Prognostic Factors and Family History for Survival of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients After Surgery
Yuequan J, et al.
Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Sep;90(3):908-13
Cost impact of prospective HLA-B*5701-screening prior to abacavir/lamivudine fixed dose combination use in Germany
Wolf E, et al.
Eur J Med Res 2010 Apr;15(4):145-51
Development of a Scoring System to Screen for BRCA1/2 Mutations
Evans GR & Lalloo F
Methods Mol Biol 2010;653:237-47
Not Your Grandfather's Genetic Testing Oversight
Ritsick J & Terry S
Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2010 Aug;14(4):439
Personal Factors Associated with Reported Benefits of Huntington Disease Family History or Genetic Testing
Williams JK, et al.
Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2010 Aug
The Basis and Rational Use of Molecular Genetic Testing in Mature B-cell Lymphomas
Roullet M & Bagg A
Adv Anat Pathol 2010 Sep;17(5):333-58
Host genetic basis for hepatitis C virus clearance: a role for blood collection centers
Selvarajah S, et al.
Curr Opin Hematol 2010 Aug
Case-Control Genome-Wide Association Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Neale BM, et al.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2010 Sep;49(9):906-20
Copy number variations in schizophrenia: critical review and new perspectives on concepts of genetics and disease
Bassett AS, et al.
Am J Psychiatry 2010 Aug;167(8):899-914
Family-Based Genome-Wide Association Scan of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Mick E, et al.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2010 Sep;49(9):898-905.e3
Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Neale BM, et al.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2010 Sep;49(9):884-97
The genetics of spinal muscular atrophies
Wee CD, et al.
Curr Opin Neurol 2010 Aug
Evaluation of the universal newborn hearing screening and intervention program
Shulman S, et al.
Pediatrics 2010 Aug;126 Suppl 1:S19-27
Expanded newborn screening in Greece: 30 months of experience
Loukas YL, et al.
J Inherit Metab Dis 2010 Aug
Consumer perceptions of direct-to-consumer personalized genomic risk assessments
Bloss CS, et al.
Genet Med 2010 Aug
Clinical and economic consequences of pharmacogenetic-guided dosing of warfarin
Verhoef TI, et al.
Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 2010 Aug;10(4):375-8
Emerging clinical applications in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics
Damani SB & Topol EJ
Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med 2010 Aug
Gene Polymorphisms and Chemotherapy in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi 2009 Aug;12(8):837-40
Genomics and Pharmacogenomics of Dementia
Cacabelos R & Martinez-Bouza R
CNS Neurosci Ther 2010 Aug
Genomics and Pharmacogenomics of Schizophrenia
Cacabelos R & Martinez-Bouza R
CNS Neurosci Ther 2010 Aug
Pharmacogenetics in immunosuppressants: impact on dose requirement of calcineurin inhibitors in renal and liver pediatric transplant recipients
Quteineh L & Verstuyft C
Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2010 Aug
Genomewide association studies in allergy and the influence of ethnicity
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2010 Aug
Leiden open variation database of the MUTYH gene
Out AA, et al.
Hum Mutat 2010 Aug
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