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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 Volume 26 Number 25
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- Latest news articles on the E. coli outbreak:
- German E. Coli Strain Especially Lethal, Studies Find, US News, June 23
- DeLauro Presses OMB on Non-O157 E. coli, Food Safety News, June 23
CDC information on the E. coli outbreak:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces a new funding opportunity for programs to assist the adoption of evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer genomic tests and other related interventions into health practice maximizing health benefits and minimizing harm to individuals and populations.
All in the family, Sign On San Diego, June 21
American College of Medical Genetics recommendations for the design and performance expectations for clinical genomic copy number microarrays intended for use in the postnatal setting for detection of constitutional abnormalities
Kearney HM, et al. Genet Med 2011 Jun
American College of Medical Genetics standards and guidelines for interpretation and reporting of postnatal constitutional copy number variants
Kearney HM, et al. Genet Med 2011 Jun
Efficacy and Outcome of Expanded Newborn Screening for Metabolic Diseases - Report of 10 years from South-West Germany
Lindner M, et al. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2011 Jun;6(1):44
Emergency preparedness for genetics centers, laboratories, and patients: The Southeast Region Genetics Collaborative strategic plan
Andersson HC, et al. Genet Med 2011 Jun
Exploring the short-term impact of DNA-testing in breast cancer patients: The counselees' perception matters, but the actual BRCA1/2 result does not
Vos J, et al. Patient Educ Couns 2011 Jun
Genetics of schizophrenia: communicating scientific findings in the clinical setting
Roos JL Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 2011 Jun;14(2):105-11
Knowledge About Genomic Recurrence Risk Testing Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Lipkus IM, et al. J Cancer Educ 2011 Jun
Mutations in CYP24A1 and Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia.
Schlingmann KP, Kaufmann M, Weber S, et al. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 15.
First diagnostic test for hereditary children's disease, Medical News Today, June 17
CDC allots $2.7M for state-based breast cancer genomic testing efforts, Genome Web, June 22
Policy statement on folic acid and neural tube defects
Toriello HV, et al. Genet Med 2011 Jun 13(6):593-596
Personal genome testing: Test characteristics to clarify the discourse on ethical, legal and societal issues
Bunnik EM, et al. BMC Med Ethics 2011 Jun;12(1):11
Practical ethics: establishing a pathway to benefit for complex pharmacogenomic tests
Haga SB & Burke W Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Jul;90(1):25-7
Pediatrician urges changes for newborn blood spot policies, Genome Web, June 21 [by free subscription only]
Safe harbor provision for genetic tests in patent bill amendment may be scrapped, Genome Web, June 17 [by free subscription only]
DTC Genetic Testing and the FDA: is there an end in sight to the regulatory uncertainty? Genomics Law Report, June 16
-251 T/A polymorphism of the interleukin-8 gene and cancer risk: a HuGE review and meta-analysis based on 42 case-control studies
Wang N, et al. Mol Biol Rep 2011 Jun
Adherence to breast and ovarian cancer screening recommendations for female relatives from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry
Campitelli MA, et al. Eur J Cancer Prev 2011 Jun
Awareness and Preferences Regarding BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling and Testing Among Latinas and Non-Latina White Women at Increased Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Gammon AD, et al. J Genet Couns 2011 Jun
Communication of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic test results to health care providers following genetic testing at a tertiary care center
Ready K, et al. Fam Cancer 2011 Jun
Consideration of patient preferences and challenges in storage and access of pharmacogenetic test results
Haga SB, et al. Genet Med 2011 Jun
Facilitating pharmacogenetic studies using electronic health records and natural-language processing: a case study of warfarin
Xu H, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul;18(4):387-91
Limited impact on self-concept in individuals with Lynch syndrome; results from a national cohort study
Petersen HV, et al. Fam Cancer 2011 Jun
Genome-wide Significance and Replication of the Chromosome 12p11.22 Locus Near the PTHLH Gene for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Benjamin D. Horne, Kismet D. Rasmusson, Rami Alharethi, et al. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011 Jun 10.
First genetic mutation linked to heart failure in pregnant women, Science Daily, June 21
Comprehensive Field Synopsis and Systematic Meta-analyses of Genetic Association Studies in Cutaneous Melanoma
Foteini Chatzinasiou, Christina M. Lill, Katerina Kypreou, et al. J Natl Cancer Inst (2011) Jun 21
Five genetic variants emerge as strong markers of susceptibility for melanoma, Medical News Today, June 21
BRAF mutations in hairy-cell leukemia.
Tiacci E, Trifonov V, Schiavoni G, et al. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 16;364(24):2305-15.
Single common gene variant found in hairy cell leukemia, PHG Foundation, June 16
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Enhanced detection of infectious airborne influenza virus
Blachere FM, Cao G, Lindsley WG, Noti JD, Beezhold DH. J Virol Methods. 2011 Jun 1.
Genetic characterization of measles vaccine strains
Bankamp B, Takeda M, Zhang Y, Xu W, Rota PA. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul;204 Suppl 1:S533-48.
Global distribution of measles genotypes and measles molecular epidemiology
Rota PA, Brown K, Mankertz A, Santibanez S, Shulga S, Muller CP, Hubschen JM, Siqueira M, Beirnes J, Ahmed H, Triki H, Al-Busaidy S, Dosseh A, Byabamazima C, Smit S, Akoua-Koffi C, Bwogi J, Bukenya H, Wairagkar N, Ramamurty N, Incomserb P, Pattamadilok S, Jee Y, Lim W, Xu W, Komase K, Takeda M, Tran T, Castillo-Solorzano C, Chenoweth P, Brown D, Mulders MN, Bellini WJ, Featherstone D. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul;204 Suppl 1:S514-23.
GSA launches new open-access journal, G3: Genes| Genomes | Genetics, EurekAlert, June 21
Nanotubes to the rescue: brain cells rescued by gene silencing offers new options for stroke, Medical News Today, June 19
Scientists develop first ever drug to treat 'celtic gene' in cystic fibrosis sufferers, Medical News Today, June 19
NHGRI plans to fund pediatric eMERGE genomics studies, Genome Web, June 17 [by free subscription only]
Shorter sleep durations may increase genetic risks for obesity, Science Daily, June 17
Cancer Research UK to launch genetic testing programme, News-Medical.Net, June 16
Whole-genome sequencing for optimized patient management.
Bainbridge MN, Wiszniewski W, Murdock DR, et al. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Jun 15;3(87):87re3.
Genome study solves US twins' mystery illness, Medscape, June 16
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