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Thursday, July 15, 2010 Volume 25 Number 3
GAPPNet™ Launches New Online Genomic Products
CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics and its partners recently announced the release of new online products of the Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet™). The GAPPNet™ independent Web site, GAPP Knowledge Base, and Evidence for Genomic Applications (EGA) online journal provide information about genomic applications for use in preventing disease and improving health. Read more.
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- 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. Learn more about submitting an abstract [PDF 69 KB]. Learn more about the conference.
- 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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Scientists criticize study on genetics of old age, The New York Times, July 8
Spanish gene expression data promise targeting of anti-angiogenesis treatment, Science Daily, July 15
Breast cancer gene discovery, BBC News Scotland, July 14
Human gene therapy features innovation and current status of prostate cancer gene therapy, Medical News Today, July 14
Enhancer of prostate cancer risk located in gene desert, Medical News Today, July 13
People with rare cancers needed to help scientists, Health News Digest, July 9
Slowing the growth of malignant melanoma, Medical News Today, July 9
When a heart risk runs in the family, The Wall Street Journal, July 13
Study suggests chronic kidney disease affects persons of African, Hispanic heritage at higher rate, News-Medical.Net, July 15
New epigenetic player in mental retardation and facial birth defects, Medical News Today, July 14
New Australian guidelines on biobanks and genetic databases, PHG Foundation, July 15
California legislation seeks to bar UC Berkeley's genetic testing plans, Genome Web, July 12 [by free subscription only]
Should the results of individual genetic studies be disclosed to participants, Science Daily, July 12
Legal disputes over adult and embryonic stem cell research, PHG Foundation, July 11
Know your pedigree: Family medical history holds key to your health, Winnipeg Free Press, July 12
Brigham will recruit patients for gene study, The Boston Globe, July 13
Do-your-own genetic testing is a looming disaster, Med City News, July 13
Alzheimer's gene linked to cognitive impairment in mid-life, Medical News Today, July 15
Study sheds light on how psychiatric risk gene disrupts brain development, EurekAlert, July 14
Stem cell method put to the test in Parkinson's study, BBC News, July 13
Steve Connor: Genetic testing can predict but not cure, The Independent, July 12
Evidence supports screening for Fragile X Syndrome in prospective mothers, Medical News Today, July 14
An obesity gene, known as FTO, also may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Medical News Today, July 13
Wood smoke exposure multiplies damage from smoking, increases risk of COPD, EurekAlert, July 15
Smoking has significant influence on our genes and they way they function, Medical News Today, July 14
Beta-thalassemia: Gene therapy breakthrough, Medical News Today, July 15
Making blood genotyping more widely available, Medical News Today, July 15
Genomes unzipped: an online resource for personal genomics, PHG Foundation, July 14
NIH expands food allergy research program, HNIH News, July 14
Double-teaming a whole-genome hunt, Medical News Today, July 13
Gene mutation identified, causes rare form of deafness, Medical News Today, July 13
Mobile genetics lab takes science lessons to students, Independent Mail, July 13
Study offering insight on genetic causes of abdominal aortic aneurysms, Medical News Today, July 13
Emory develops new DNA sequencing platform, Tech Journal South, July 12
NIH genetic collaboration brings new meaning to the silk road, NIH News, July 12
Choir to sing the 'code of life', BBC News, July 10
Half a million Britons volunteer for world's most detailed health study, Medical News Today, July 9
A new spin on gene delivery, Medical News Today, July 9
Researchers discover new way diseases develop, Medical News Today, July 9
Updating the genetics of systemic sclerosis
Allanore Y, et al.
Curr Opin Rheumatol 2010 Jul
BRCA1 16 years later: risk-associated BRCA1 mutations and their functional implications
Linger RJ & Kruk PA
FEBS J 2010 Jul
Pancreatic cancer risk counselling and screening: impact on perceived risk and psychological functioning
Maheu C, et al.
Fam Cancer 2010 Jul
Genome-wide association study identifies a sequence variant within the DAB2IP gene conferring susceptibility to abdominal aortic aneurysm
Gretarsdottir S, et al.
Nat Genet 2010 Jul
Genome-wide association study identifies a susceptibility locus at 21q21 for ventricular fibrillation in acute myocardial infarction
Bezzina CR, et al.
Nat Genet 2010 Jul
Genome-wide association study to identify genetic variants present in Japanese patients harboring intracranial aneurysms
Akiyama K, et al.
J Hum Genet 2010 Jul
Translating genomic analyses into improved management of coronary artery disease
Johansen CT, et al.
Future Cardiol 2010 Jul;6(4):507-21
Factors influencing disease phenotype and penetrance in HFE haemochromatosis
Rochette J, et al.
Hum Genet 2010 Jul
Multiple sclerosis genetics-is the glass half full, or half empty?
Oksenberg JR & Baranzini SE
Nat Rev Neurol 2010 Jul
The genetics of pain: implications for evaluation and treatment of spinal disease
Kim DH & Schwartz CE
Spine J 2010 Jul
UMD-CFTR: a database dedicated to CF and CFTR-related disorders
Bareil C, et al.
Hum Mutat 2010 Jul
The Genetics of Vascular Complications in Diabetes Mellitus
Farbstein D & Levy AP
Cardiol Clin 2010 Aug;28(3):477-96
How to Handle Genetic Information: A Comparison of Attitudes among Patients and the General Population
Wolff K, et al.
Public Health Genomics 2010 Jul
Informing family members about a hereditary predisposition to cancer: attitudes and practices among clinical geneticists
Stol YH, et al.
J Med Ethics 2010 Jul;36(7):391-5
Family history and personal genomics as tools for improving health in an era of evidence-based medicine
Khoury MJ, et al.
Am J Prev Med 2010 Aug;39(2):184-8
Detection of inherited mutations for breast and ovarian cancer using genomic capture and massively parallel sequencing
Walsh T, et al.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010 Jun
The recent breakthroughs in the understanding of host genomics in hepatitis C
Rauch A, et al.
Eur J Clin Invest 2010 Jul
Gene variants predisposing to SIDS: current knowledge
Opdal SH & Rognum TO
Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2010 Jul
A review of estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1) polymorphisms, mood, and cognition
Sundermann EE, et al.
Menopause 2010 Jul;17(4):874-86
Genome Variation and Complexity in the Autism Spectrum
van de Lagemaat LN & Grant SG
Neuron 2010 Jul;67(1):8-10
Mitochondrial dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease
Maruszak A & Zekanowski C
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2010 Jul
Guidelines on the early management of infants diagnosed with cystic fibrosis following newborn screening
Sermet-Gaudelus I, et al.
J Cyst Fibros 2010 Jun
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