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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 17, 2011       Volume 27   Number 20


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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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Family Health History

FHH in Health Centers, Genetic Alliance

Family History Matters! [PDF 258.98 KB] University of Washington, November 2011

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Practice and Programs

Outcomes of Integrating Genetics in Management of Patients With Retinoblastoma
Dhar S, Chintagumpala M, Noll C, et al.  Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(11):1428-1434

SNaPshot: Screening for Many Mutations at Once, Medscape Today, November 11 [by free subscription only]

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Policy and Legislation

Can pharmacogenomics improve malaria drug policy?
Roederer MW, et al. Bull World Health Organ 2011 Nov;89(11):838-45

Pharmacogenetic risk for adverse reactions to irinotecan in the major ethnic populations of singapore: regulatory evaluation by the health sciences authority.
Sung C, Lee PL, Tan LL, et al. Drug Saf. 2011 Dec 1;34(12):1167-75.

Ruling restricts newborn blood use, Star Tribune, November 16

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Public Health Science

Is empathy in our genes? CNN Health, November 15

Abundant pleiotropy in human complex diseases and traits.
Sivakumaran S, Agakov F, Theodoratou E, et al. Am J Hum Genet. 2011 Nov 11;89(5):607-18.

Genes 'linked to multiple diseases', BBC News, November 11

New epigenetic combo shows some dramatic responses in NSCLC, Medscape Today, November 10 [by free subscription only]

211 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

Global population structure of Aspergillus terreus inferred by ISSR typing reveals geographical subclustering
Neal CO, Richardson AO, Hurst SF, Tortorano AM, Viviani MA, Stevens DA, Balajee SA. BMC Microbiol. 2011 ;11:203.

Informational privacy, public health, and state laws
O'Connor J, Matthews G. Am J Public Health. 2011 Oct;101(10):1845-50.

Serology as an adjunct to polymerase chain reaction assays for surveillance of acute respiratory virus infections
Sawatwong P, Chittaganpitch M, Hall H, Peruski LF, Xu X, Baggett HC, Fry AM, Erdman DD, Olsen SJ. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Nov 4.

Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 9A isolates contain diverse mutations to wcjE that result in variable expression of serotype 9V-specific epitope
Calix JJ, Oliver MB, Sherwood LK, Beall BW, Hollingshead SK, Nahm MH. J Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;204(10):1585-95.

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Let's Go Surfing

MicroRNAs in the Pathogenesis of Cancer.
Lovat F, Valeri N, Croce CM. Semin Oncol. 2011 Dec;38(6):724-33.

Blood test finds lung cancer 2 years before scans, Health News Digest, November 14

Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of a fetal microdeletion syndrome.
Peters D, Chu T, Yatsenko SA, et al. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 10;365(19):1847-8.

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Events and Training

Workshop on the Structure and Function of Chromatin and Chromosomes

Personalized Medicine World Conference

Translational Genomics Pipeline: From Populations to Individuals

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