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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 28, 2011       Volume 27   Number 4


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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.



Family Health History

Using a Family History Intervention to Improve Cancer Risk Perception in a Black  Community
Murthy VS, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 Jul

Relative Familial Clustering of Cerebral Versus Coronary Ischaemic Events
Amitava Banerjee, Louise E. Silver, Carl Heneghan, et al. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics 2011 July 26

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Practice and Programs

Facilitating clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics
Mrazek DA & Lerman C JAMA 2011 Jul;306(3):304-5

Genetics and variable drug response  
Wilke RA & Dolan ME JAMA 2011 Jul;306(3):306-7

Professional Perspectives About Pharmacogenetic Testing and Managing Ancillary Findings
Haga SB, et al. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2011 Jul

The clinical utility of gene testing for Alzheimer's disease
Atkins ER & Panegyres PK Neurol Int 2011 Jun;3(1):e1

Reported referral for genetic counseling or BRCA 1/2 testing among United States physicians
Trivers K, Baldwin L, Miller J, et al. Cancer 2011 July 25

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Policy and Legislation

Ethics of human genetic studies in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Cameroon through a bibliometric analysis
Wonkam A, et al. Dev World Bioeth 2011 Jul

The ethical implications of genetic testing in the classroom
Taylor AT & Rogers JC Biochem Mol Biol Educ 2011 Jul;39(4):253-60

Towards a data sharing Code of Conduct for international genomic research
Knoppers BM, et al. Genome Med 2011 Jul;3(7):46

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Data and Statistics

Germline Mutations in MSR1, ASCC1, and CTHRC1 in Patients With Barrett Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Mohammed Orloff, Charissa Peterson, Xin He, et al. JAMA 2011: 306(4):410-419

Variants at 6q21 implicate PRDM1 in the etiology of therapy-induced second malignancies after Hodgkin's lymphoma
Timothy Best, Dalin Li, Andrew D Skol, et al. Nature Medicine 2011 July 24

Recurrent GNAS Mutations Define an Unexpected Pathway for Pancreatic Cyst Development.
Wu J, Matthaei H, Maitra A, et al. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Jul 20;3(92):92ra66.

Gene expression profiling from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue for tumor diagnosis
Grenert JP, Smith A, Ruan W, et al. Clin Chim Acta. 2011 Jul 15;412(15-16):1462-4.

Another study shows Erlotinib Benefit in EGFR-positive NSCLC, Medscape, July 21 [by free subscription only]

216 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

Influenza A virus nucleoprotein exploits Hsp40 to inhibit PKR activation
Sharma K, Tripathi S, Ranjan P, Kumar P, Garten R, Deyde V, Katz JM, Cox NJ, Lal RB, Sambhara S, Lal SK. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(6):e20215.

Employment and work schedule are related to telomere length in women
Parks CG, Deroo LA, Miller DB, McCanlies EC, Cawthon RM, Sandler DP. Occup Environ Med. 2011 Aug;68(8):582-9.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

Genomics for the world,
Bustamante CD, Burchard EG, De la Vega FM. Nature 2011 Jul 13;475(7355):163-5.

Oh, the potential, Genome Web, July 25 [by free subscription only] 

NIH to fund substance use gene-environment studies, Genome Web, July 22 [by free subscription only]

Decoding DNA with semiconductors, The New York Times, July 21

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Events and Training

The Genomics of Common Diseases 2011

HUPO 2011

14th Annual NCHPEG Meeting, Strategies for Evidence-Based Education in Genetics

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