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Published by the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), the Update offers links to genomics news and publications relevant to public health. The Update highlights family health history and genomic tests, along with relevant data, policy, and legislation. Please send your comments to:

Thursday, November 10, 2011       Volume 27   Number 19


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CDC Expert Commentary on Medscape: "Pharmacogenomics and Your Practice"



Genomic Tests

For more information on genomic applications in practice and prevention, please visit the GAPP Finder in the GAPP Knowledge Base and PLoS Currents Evidence on Genomic Tests.

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Practice and Programs

New guidelines issued for genetic heart disease, US News and World Report, November 8

Age-related macular degeneration: current treatment and future options
Moutray T. Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 2011;2(5):325-331

Age-related macular degeneration, Medcape, November 7

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Policy and Legislation

DNA Theft: Your Genetic Information at Risk
Joh EE.  Nat Rev Genet. 2011 Oct 25.

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Public Health Science

158 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

Evaluation of pooling strategies for acute HIV-1 infection screening using nucleic acid amplification testing
Sullivan TJ, Patel P, Hutchinson A, Ethridge SF, Parker MM. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Oct;49(10):3667-8.

North American West Nile virus genotype isolates demonstrate differential replicative capacities in response to temperature
Andrade CC, Maharaj PD, Reisen WK, Brault AC. J Gen Virol. 2011 Nov;92(Pt 11):2523-33.

Tuberculosis Genotyping Information Management System: enhancing tuberculosis surveillance in the United States
Ghosh S, Moonan P, Cowan L, Grant J, Kammerer S, Navin T. Infect Genet Evol. 2011 Oct 25.

What questions should newborn screening long-term follow-up be able to answer? A statement of the US Secretary for Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
Hinton CF, Feuchtbaum L, Kus CA, Kemper AR, Berry SA, Levy-Fisch J, Luedtke J, Kaye C, Boyle CA. Genet Med. 2011 Oct;13(10):861-865.

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Let's Go Surfing

Interview: Personal account of the discovery of a new disease using next-generation sequencing
Lyon G. Future Medicine November 2011, Vol. 12, No. 11, Pages 1519-1523

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Events and Training

Facilitating Development and Utilization of Genome-Based Diagnostic Technologies: A Workshop

5th Annual PQG Conference: Quantitative Issues in Genomic Medicine

Epigenetics and the Environment

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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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