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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: genetics@cdc.gov.


Thursday, May 26, 2011       Volume 26   Number 21


Spotlight

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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

 



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Genomic Tests

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

Genetic screening and DNA banking at the end of life
Quillin JM, et al. J Palliat Med 2011 May;14(5):656-7

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

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Data and Statistics

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)

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

Diverse origin of P[19] 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.

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Let's Go Surfing


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Events and Training


Second National Conference on Genetics, Ethics and the Law

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day: Educate and Unite

Mental Retardation: from clinic to gene and back

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