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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, October 13, 2011       Volume 27   Number 15


Million Hearts

New blog post "A Million Hearts, A Thousand Genes, and Your Family History"



Family Health History

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

NIH funds study of ethics of sharing DNA information with relatives, Genome Web, October 10 [by free subscription only]

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Public Health Science

Chromosomal microarray testing influences medical management.
Coulter ME, Miller DT, Harris DJ, et al. Genet Med. 2011 Sep;13(9):770-6.

An evidence-based approach to establish the functional and clinical significance of copy number variants in intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Kaminsky EB, Kaul V, Paschall J, et al. Genet Med. 2011 Sep;13(9):777-84.

A draft genome of Yersinia pestis from victims of the Black Death
Bos K, Schuenemann V, Golding G, et al. Nature 2011 Oct 12

Role of Family History for Alzheimer Biomarker Abnormalities in the Adult Children Study
Xiong C, Roe C, Buckles V, et al. Arch Neurol. 2011 Oct;68(10):1313-9.

A gene signature in histologically normal surgical margins is predictive of oral carcinoma recurrence
Reis R, Waldron L, Perez-Ordonez B, et al; BMC Cancer 2011, 11:437

Oral cancer recurrence predicted by gene signature, Medical News Today, October 11

The brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene in suicidal behaviour: a meta-analysis.
Zai CC, Manchia M, De Luca V, et al. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2011 Aug 30:1-6.

88 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

Birth prevalence rates of newborn screening disorders in relation to screening practices in the United States
Hertzberg VS, Hinton CF, Therrell BL, Shapira SK. J Pediatr. 2011 Oct;159(4):555-60.

Diverse mutational mechanisms cause pathogenic subtelomeric rearrangements
Luo Y, Hermetz KE, Jackson JM, Mulle JG, Dodd A, Tsuchiya KD, Ballif BC, Shaffer LG, Cody JD, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Rudd MK. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Oct 1;20(19):3769-78.

Effect of D222G mutation in the hemagglutinin protein on receptor binding, pathogenesis and transmissibility of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus
Belser JA, Jayaraman A, Raman R, Pappas C, Zeng H, Cox NJ, Katz JM, Sasisekharan R, Tumpey TM. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(9):e25091.

Lack of maternal folic acid supplementation is associated with heart defects in Down syndrome: A report from the National Down Syndrome Project Lora J. H. Bean, Emily G. Allen, Stuart W. Tinker, NaTasha D. Hollis, Adam E. Locke, Charlotte Druschel, Charlotte A. Hobbs, Leslie O'Leary, Paul A. Romitti, Marjorie H. Royle, Claudine P. Torfs, Kenneth J. Dooley, Sallie B. Freeman, Stephanie L. Sherman. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol  2011 Oct;91(10):885-93

Qualitative assessment of study materials and communication strategies used in studies that include DNA collection
Jenkins MM, Reed-Gross E, Barfield WD, Prue CE, Gallagher ML, Rasmussen SA, Honein MA. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Oct 4.

The stability of markers in dried-blood spots for recommended newborn screening disorders in the United States
Adam BW, Hall EM, Sternberg M, Lim TH, Flores SR, O'Brien S, Simms D, Li LX, De Jesus VR, Hannon WH. Clin Biochem. 2011 Sep 21.

Using next generation sequencing to identify yellow fever virus in Uganda
McMullan LK, Frace M, Sammons SA, Shoemaker T, Balinandi S, Wamala JF, Lutwama JJ, Downing RG, Stroeher U, Macneil A, Nichol ST. Virology. 2011 Sep 30.

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Let's Go Surfing

Genomics is not enough
Chakravarti A Science  2011 Oct 7;334(6052):15

The UCSC Genome Browser
Karolchik D, et al. Curr Protoc Hum Genet 2011 Oct;Chapter 18:Unit18.6

Nature readers flirt with personal genomics.
Maher B. Nature. 2011 Oct 5;478(7367):19.

Human genetics: Genomes on prescription.
Maher B. Nature 2011 Oct 5;478(7367):22-4.

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Events and Training

APHA 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition

Genome Informatics

5th Annual PQG Conference: Quantitative Issues in Genomic Medicine

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