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Thursday, May 26, 2011 Volume 26 Number 21
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. People who have a close relative (parent, sibling, or child) with a specific type of skin cancer called melanoma may be at greater risk of developing the disease than the general population. Read more
- May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. Genes play a role in the development of risk factors that can lead to a stroke, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and vascular conditions. Learn more
- New publication, GWAS Integrator: a bioinformatics tool to explore human genetic associations reported in published genome-wide association studies, published in Eur J Hum Genet. 2011 May 25. Authors: Yu W, Yesupriya A, Wulf A, Hindorff LA, Dowling N, Khoury MJ, Gwinn M.
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-2011 Jun;5(3):133-40
Genetic screening and DNA banking at the end of life
Quillin JM, et al. J Palliat Med 2011 May;14(5):656-7
Aneuploidy screening: a position statement from a committee on behalf of the Board of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, January 2011
Benn P, et al. Prenat Diagn 2011 Jun;31(6):519-22
Establishing the outcome indicators for the essential nursing competencies and curricula guidelines for genetics and genomics
Calzone KA, et al. J Prof Nurs 2011 May-2011 Jun;27(3):179-91
Establishment of the first WHO international genetic reference panel for Prader Willi and Angelman syndromes
Boyle J, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2011 May
Mayo Clinic develops new screening procedure for Lynch syndrome detection, News-Medical.Net, May 19
Committee Report: Considerations and Recommendations for National Guidance Regarding the Retention and Use of Residual Dried Blood Spot Specimens After Newborn Screening
Therrell BL Jr, et al. Genet Med 2011 May
Senate OKs changes to newborn screening program, The Texas Tribune, May 23
A model to incorporate genetic testing (5-HTTLPR) in pharmacological treatment of major depressive disorders
Serretti A, et al. World J Biol Psychiatry 2011 May
Bioinformatics Challenges for Personalized Medicine
Fernald GH, et al. Bioinformatics 2011 May
Genetic testing in the European Union: does economic evaluation matter?
Antonanzas F, et al. Eur J Health Econ 2011 May
Identification of an imprinted master trans regulator at the KLF14 locus related to multiple metabolic phenotypes.
the MuTHER Consortium, Small KS, Hedman AK, et al. Nat Genet. 2011 May 15.
Complex gene networks for obesity and metabolic disease risk, PHG Foundation, May 23
Solving disease outbreaks by combining genomics and social network analysis, Medical News Today, May 23
A −436C>A Polymorphism in the Human FAS Gene Promoter Associated with Severe Childhood Malaria
Kathrin Schuldt, Cosima C. Kretz, Christian Timmann, et al. PLoS Genetics, 2011; 7 (5)
Malaria risk reduced by genetic predisposition for cell suicide, study finds, Science Daily, May 19
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Diverse origin of P rotaviruses in children with acute diarrhea in Taiwan: detection of novel lineages of the G3, G5, and G9 VP7 genes
Wu FT, Banyai K, Huang JC, Wu HS, Chang FY, Yang JY, Hsiung CA, Huang YC, Lin JS, Hwang KP, Jiang B, Gentsch JR. J Med Virol. 2011 Jul;83(7):1279-87.
The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY): genetic criteria and international diabetes risk screening of 421,000 infants
Hagopian WA, Erlich H, Lernmark A, Rewers M, Ziegler AG, Simell O, Akolkar B, Vogt R, Blair A, Ilonen J, Krischer J, She J. Pediatr Diabetes. 2011 May 12.
GWAS Integrator: a bioinformatics tool to explore human genetic associations reported in published genome-wide association studies.
Yu W, Yesupriya A, Wulf A, Hindorff LA, Dowling N, Khoury MJ, Gwinn M. Eur J Hum Genet. 2011 May 25.
Prevalence and genetic diversity of candidate vaccine antigens among invasive Neisseria meningitidis isolates in the United States
Wang X, Cohn A, Comanducci M, Andrew L, Zhao X, Macneil JR, Schmink S, Muzzi A, Bambini S, Rappuoli R, Pizza M, Murphy E, Hoiseth SK, Jansen KU, Anderson AS, Harrison LH, Clark TA, Messonnier NE, Mayer LW. Vaccine. 2011 May 12.
sodC-based real-time PCR for detection of Neisseria meningitidis (#35)
Dolan Thomas J, Hatcher CP, Satterfield DA, Theodore MJ, Bach MC, Linscott KB, Zhao X, Wang X, Mair R, Schmink S, Arnold KE, Stephens DS, Harrison LH, Hollick RA, Andrade AL, Lamaro-Cardoso J, de Lemos AP, Gritzfeld J, Gordon S, Soysal A, Bakir M, Sharma D, Jain S, Satola SW, Messonnier NE, Mayer LW. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(5):e19361.
Particle trap paves way for personalized medicine, Science Daily, May 24
Scientists observe single gene activity in living cells in detail for first time, Science Daily, May 23
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