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Published by the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), the Update offers links to genomics news and publications relevant to population health and health care. The Update highlights family health history and genomic tests, along with relevant data, policy, and legislation. Please send your comments to:

Thursday, December 1, 2011       Volume 27   Number 22


2012-2017 Priorities for Public Health Genomics- Stakeholder Consultation|Priorities Conference Reports|September 2011

New Report: Priorities for Public Health Genomics 2012-2017
Stakeholder consultation and conference report [PDF 5.17 MB]
University of Michigan Center for Public Health and Community Genomics and Genetic Alliance

Also read the new blog post: Beyond base pairs to bedside: a community consultation on closing the gap between genomic discoveries and the public’s health



Genomic Tests

Clinical impact of unclassified variants of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, Medscape, November 28 [by free subscription only]

Direct-to-consumer testing: more risks than opportunities.
Lippi G, Favaloro EJ, Plebani M. Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Dec;65(12):1221-9.

For more information on genomic applications in practice and prevention, please visit the GAPP Finder in the GAPP Knowledge Base and PLoS Currents Evidence on Genomic Tests.

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Family Health History

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

Court battle: Who owns your genes? First Coast News, November 28

Drug approval challenges in the age of personalized cancer treatment, Medscape, November 28 [by free subscription only]

Tell me what’s in my genome! Slate, November 25

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Public Health Science

130 human genome epidemiology articles have recently been added, please visit the HuGE Literature Finder in the HuGE Navigator.

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

DNA sequencing caught in deluge of data, The New York Times, November 30

Largest biobank in the US poised to advance knowledge, Medscape, November 30 [by free subscription only]

Interpreting Risk: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing, NCI Cancer Bulletin, November 29

The doctor will see your genome now, Slate, November 25

Sickle cell anemia as malaria defense, The Los Angeles Times, November 25

Genome Medicine announces 'Disease metabolomics' special issue, BioMed Central Blog

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Events and Training

Diagnosis and Management of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Children and Adults

Complex Disease Genetics for Clinicians

Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation

Advances in Genome Biology and Technology

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The CDC Office of Public Health Genomics makes available the above information as a public service only. The items in the update come from news articles and scientific articles and abstracts published during the past week. The headlines and lead sentences are exactly as they appear & do not necessarily reflect the opinions, recommendations, or endorsement by the CDC.  Note that some links may become invalid over time.


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