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Genomics & Health Impact Update

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: genetics@cdc.gov.


Thursday, June 2, 2011       Volume 26   Number 22


Spotlight

Genomics and Heatlh Impact Blog

New Blog Post

What is Public Health Genomics? A Day in the Invisible Life of Public Health Genomics



Announcements




Topics


Genomic Tests

Clinical utility gene card for: Dyskeratosis congenita
Dokal I, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2011 May

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

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Alfons Meindl, Nina Ditsch, Karin Kast, et al. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011;108(19):323–30

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Practice and Programs

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Screening, diagnosis and management of pediatric and adult patients Clinical guidance from the National Lipid Association Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Goldberg AC, et al. J Clin Lipidol 2011 May-Jun;5(3):133-40.

Familial hypercholesterolemias: prevalence, genetics, diagnosis and screening recommendations from the National Lipid Association Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Hopkins PN, et al. J Clin Lipidol 2011 Jun;5(3 Suppl):S9-17

Familial hypercholesterolemia: screening, diagnosis and management of pediatric and adult patients: clinical guidance from the National Lipid Association Expert  Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Goldberg AC, et al. J Clin Lipidol 2011 Jun;5(3 Suppl):S1-8

Management of familial hypercholesterolemias in adult patients: recommendations from the National Lipid Association Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Ito MK, et al. J Clin Lipidol 2011 Jun;5(3 Suppl):S38-45

Pediatric aspects of familial hypercholesterolemias: recommendations from the National Lipid Association Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Daniels SR, et al. J Clin Lipidol 2011 Jun;5(3 Suppl):S30-7

Treatment of adults with familial hypercholesterolemia and evidence for treatment: recommendations from the National Lipid Association Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Robinson JG & Goldberg AC. J Clin Lipidol 2011 Jun;5(3 Suppl):S18-29

Practice Guidelines for Communicating a Prenatal or Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Sheets KB, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 May

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Policy and Legislation

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Data and Statistics

Parents' Decisions to Screen Newborns for FMR1 Gene Expansions in a Pilot Research Project.
Skinner D, Choudhury S, Sideris J, et al. Pediatrics. 2011 May 29.

 

For this week's human genome epidemiology articles, please visit the HuGE Literature Finder in the HuGE Navigator.

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications


CDC authors are indicated in bold

Screening for sudden cardiac death in the young: report from a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute working group
Kaltman JR, Thompson PD, Lantos J, Berul CI, Botkin J, Cohen JT, Cook NR, Corrado D, Drezner J, Frick KD, Goldman S, Hlatky M, Kannankeril PJ, Leslie L, Priori S, Saul JP, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Siscovick D, Vetter VL, Boineau R, Burns KM, Friedman RA.
Circulation. 2011 May 3;123(17):1911-8.

Understanding the role of human variation in vaccine adverse events: the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network
LaRussa PS, Edwards KM, Dekker CL, Klein NP, Halsey NA, Marchant C, Baxter R, Engler RJ, Kissner J, Slade BA.
Pediatrics. 2011 May;127 Suppl 1:S65-73.

Feasibility, diagnostic accuracy, and effectiveness of decentralised use of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for diagnosis of tuberculosis and multidrug resistance: a multicentre implementation study
Boehme CC, Nicol MP, Nabeta P, Michael JS, Gotuzzo E, Tahirli R, Gler MT, Blakemore R, Worodria W, Gray C, Huang L, Caceres T, Mehdiyev R, Raymond L, Whitelaw A, Sagadevan K, Alexander H, Albert H, Cobelens F, Cox H, Alland D, Perkins MD.
Lancet. 2011 Apr 30;377(9776):1495-505.

Meningococcal disease: shifting epidemiology and genetic mechanisms that may contribute to serogroup C virulence
MacNeil JR, Thomas JD, Cohn AC.
Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2011 May 21.

The molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E virus infection
Purdy MA, Khudyakov YE.
Virus Res. 2011 May 11.

Blood gene expression profiling detects silica exposure and toxicity
Sellamuthu R, Umbright C, Roberts JR, Chapman R, Young SH, Richardson D, Leonard H, McKinney W, Chen B, Frazer D, Li S, Kashon M, Joseph P.
Toxicol Sci. 2011 May 19.

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Let's Go Surfing


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Events and Training


Policy Workshop on Whole Genome Sequencing

Human Genetics & Genomics

Epigenetics

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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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