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Genomics & Health Impact Update

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: genetics@cdc.gov.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011       Volume 27   Number 21

Happy Thanksgiving

Spotlight

Family having dinner

Family History Awareness in November

The U.S. Surgeon General declares Thanksgiving as national “Family Health History Day”, encouraging Americans to share a meal and their family health history. Family health history information can help health care providers determine which tests and screenings are recommended to help family members know their health risk.





Announcements



Topics


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

Take time to get medical history, Times Union, November 18

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Population Composition, Public Policy, and the Genetics of Smoking.
Boardman JD, Blalock CL, Pampel FC, et al. Demography. 2011 Aug 16.

Transient ischemic attacks characterized by RNA profiles in blood.
Zhan X, Jickling GC, Tian Y, et al. Neurology. 2011 Nov 8;77(19):1718-24.

A Biomarker for TIA? Medscape, November 17 [by free subscription only]

151 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

Characterization of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae from Haiti, 2010-2011
Talkington D, Bopp C, Tarr C, Parsons MB, Dahourou G, Freeman M, Joyce K, Turnsek M, Garrett N, Humphrys M, Gomez G, Stroika S, Boncy J, Ochieng B, Oundo J, Klena J, Smith A, Keddy K, Gerner-Smidt P.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 ;17(11):2122-2129.

Comparative genomics of Vibrio cholerae from Haiti, Asia, and Africa
Reimer AR, Van Domselaar G, Stroika S, Walker M, Kent H, Tarr C, Talkington D, Rowe L, Olsen-Rasmussen M, Frace M, Sammons S, Dahourou GA, Boncy J, Smith AM, Mabon P, Petkau A, Graham M, Gilmour MW, Gerner-Smidt P. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 ;17(11):2113-2121.

Drug-resistance mechanisms in Vibrio cholerae O1 outbreak strain, Haiti, 2010
Sjolund-Karlsson M, Reimer A, Folster JP, Walker M, Dahourou GA, Batra DG, Martin I, Joyce K, Parsons MB, Boncy J, Whichard JM, Gilmour MW. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 ;17(11):2151-2154.

Genetic analysis and antigenic characterization of swine origin influenza viruses isolated from humans in the United States, 1990-2010
Shu B, Garten R, Emery S, Balish A, Cooper L, Sessions W, Deyde V, Smith C, Berman L, Klimov A, Lindstrom S, Xu X. Virology. 2011 Nov 10.

Influenza B viruses with mutation in the neuraminidase active site, North Carolina, USA, 2010-11
Sleeman K, Sheu TG, Moore Z, Kilpatrick S, Garg S, Fry AM, Gubareva LV. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 November;17 (11):2043-2046.

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Let's Go Surfing


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Events and Training


Noncoding RNAs and Cancer

Nucleic Acid Therapeutics: From Base Pairs to Bedsides

Epigenomics

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