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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 8, 2011       Volume 27   Number 23


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

New breast cancer test may help curtail treatments, The News York Times, December 6

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

Essential Elements of Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment, Counseling, and Testing: Updated Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Riley BD, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 Dec

Hemoglobinopathy newborn screening knowledge of physicians
McWalter KM, et al. Am J Prev Med 2011 Dec;41(6 Suppl 4):S384-9

Knowledge and attitudes regarding expanded genetic carrier screening among women's healthcare providers
Ready K, et al. Fertil Steril 2011 Dec

Knowledge and therapeutic gaps a public health problem in the rare coagulation disorders population
Shapiro AD, et al. Am J Prev Med 2011 Dec;41(6 Suppl 4):S324-31

Neonatal screening for lysosomal storage disorders: feasibility and incidence from a nationwide study in Austria
Mechtler TP, et al. Lancet 2011 Nov

Preferences for Genetic Testing to Identify Hereditary Colorectal Cancer: Perspectives of High-Risk Patients, Community Members, and Clinicians
Walsh J, et al. J Cancer Educ 2011 Dec

Primary immune deficiency disorders in the South Pacific: the clinical utility of a customized genetic testing program in New Zealand
Ameratunga R, et al. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2011 Nov;1238(1):53-64

Propionic acidemia: neonatal versus selective metabolic screening
Grunert SC, et al. J Inherit Metab Dis 2011 Dec

Quality evaluation of guidelines on genetic screening, surveillance and management of hereditary colorectal cancer
Simone B, et al. Eur J Public Health 2011 Dec

Sickle cell disease the need for a public health agenda
Yusuf HR, et al. Am J Prev Med 2011 Dec;41(6 Suppl 4):S376-83

The evaluation of cascade testing for familial hypercholesterolemia
Morris JK, et al. Am J Med Genet A 2011 Dec

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Policy and Legislation

Consent forms in genomics: the difference between law and practice
Boddington P, et al. Eur J Health Law 2011 Dec;18(5):491-519

Genomics and privacy: implications of the new reality of closed data for the field
Greenbaum D, et al. PLoS Comput Biol 2011 Dec;7(12):e1002278

Screening U.S. College athletes for their sickle cell disease carrier status
Jordan LB, et al. Am J Prev Med 2011 Dec;41(6 Suppl 4):S406-12

Next-Generation DNA Sequencing, Regulation, and the Limits of Paternalism
Evans J, Berg J.  JAMA 2011;306(21):2376-2377

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Public Health Science

Population composition, public policy, and the genetics of smoking.
Boardman JD, Blalock CL, Pampel FC, et al. Demography. 2011 Nov;48(4):1517-33.

217 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

Beyond base pairs to bedside: a population perspective on how genomics can improve health
Khoury MJ, Gwinn M, Bowen MS, Dotson WD. Am J Public Health. 2011 Nov 17.

CFTR mutation analysis and haplotype associations in CF patients.
Cordovado SK, Hendrix M, Greene CN, Mochal S, Earley MC, Farrell PM, Kharrazi M, Hannon WH, Mueller PW. Mol Genet Metab. 2011 Oct 26.

F8 and F9 mutations in US haemophilia patients: correlation with history of inhibitor and race/ethnicity
Miller CH, Benson J, Ellingsen D, Driggers J, Payne A, Kelly FM, Soucie JM, Hooper WC. Haemophilia. 2011 Nov 21.

Optimization of a low cost and broadly sensitive genotyping assay for HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance and monitoring in resource-limited settings
Zhou Z, Wagar N, Devos JR, Rottinghaus E, Diallo K, Nguyen DB, Bassey O, Ugbena R, Wadonda-Kabondo N, McConnell MS, Zulu I, Chilima B, Nkengasong J, Yang C. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(11):e28184.

Rapid typing of Coxiella burnetii
Hornstra HM, Priestley RA, Georgia SM, Kachur S, Birdsell DN, Hilsabeck R, Gates LT, Samuel JE, Heinzen RA, Kersh GJ, Keim P, Massung RF, Pearson T. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(11):e26201.

Semi-quantitative analysis of influenza samples using the Luminex xTAG(R) respiratory viral panel kit
Smith J, Sammons D, Toennis C, Butler MA, Blachere F, Beezhold D. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2011 Nov 23.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

Personalized Medicine: A Patient-Centered Paradigm [PDF 202.09 KB]
Chouchane L, et al. J Transl Med 2011 Dec;9(1):206

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Events and Training

2nd Joint TECHGENE and EuroGentest Meeting

Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration

Up Close and Personalized, International Congress on Personalized Medicine

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