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The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) provides updated and credible information on how genomic information and family health history can improve health and influence policy and practice. We highlight news and information on the use of genomic tests and other applications, including family health history, in clinical and public health practice and programs, along with relevant data, policy, and legislation. We hope the update is informative  to practitioners, policy makers, consumers, and researchers. Please send your comments to:

Thursday, July 21, 2011       Volume 27   Number 3


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CDC has issued a Request for Information (RFI) [PDF 185.98 KB] for comments, data, and other information helpful to assess the current research, policy, and practice environment in public health genomics, as part of a process to assess the most important steps for the field in the next five years. Submit comments in response to the RFI here.



Genomic Tests

A 20 gene model for predicting nodal involvement in bladder cancer patients with muscle invasive tumors
Garrett Dancik, Dara Aisner and Dan Theodorescu. PLoS Currents: Evidence on Genomic Tests 2011 July 21

Use of Oncotype DX in Women with Node-Positive Breast Cancer
Naoko Ishibe, Sheri Schully, Andrew Freedman and Scott David Ramsey. PLoS Currents: Evidence on Genomic Tests 2011 July 21

For more information on genomic applications in practice and prevention, please visit the GAPP Finder in the GAPP Knowledge Base.

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Family Health History

How a family tree can save your life, The Independent, July 19

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

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Data and Statistics

704 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

CDC wants near-term public health genomics plans, Genome Web, July 20 [by free subscription only]

Gregor Mendel Google logo gives peas a chance, Search Engine Watch, July 20

Personalized medicine: a windfall for science, but what about patients
Browman G, Hebert PC, Coutts J, et al. CMAJ. 2011 Jul 18.

Functional genomics reveal that the serine synthesis pathway is essential in breast cancer
Possemato R, Marks KM, Shaul YD, et al. Nature. 2011 Jul 14.

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Events and Training


The Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics

Beyond the Genome 2011

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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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