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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 27, 2011       Volume 27   Number 17


DNA strand

New Publication: Implementing screening for Lynch syndrome among patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer: Summary of a public health/clinical collaborative meeting. Bellcross CA, et al.. Genet Med. 2011 Oct 21.



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

EGFR and KRAS quality assurance schemes in pathology, Medscape, October 25 [by free subscription only]

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Pharmacogenomic characterization of US FDA-approved cytotoxic drugs
Peters EJ, et al. Pharmacogenomics 2011 Oct;12(10):1407-15

Mutations in 12 genes for inherited ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma identified by massively parallel sequencing.
Walsh T, Casadei S, Lee MK, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 17.

APOL1 Genetic Variants in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and HIV-Associated Nephropathy
Kopp JB, Nelson GW, Sampath K, et al. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Oct 13

A rare penetrant mutation in CFH confers high risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Raychaudhuri S, Iartchouk O, Chin K, et al. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 23.

177 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

Implementing screening for Lynch syndrome among patients with newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer: Summary of a public health/clinical collaborative meeting.
Bellcross CA, Bedrosian SR, Daniels E, Duquette D, Hampel H, Jasperson K, Joseph DA, Kaye C, Lubin I, Meyer LJ, Reyes M, Scheuner MT, Schully SD, Senter L, Stewart SL, St Pierre J, Westman J, Wise P, Yang VW, Khoury MJ. Genet Med. 2011 Oct 21.

Comparative evaluation of Aptima HIV-1 Qualitative RNA assay performance using plasma and serum specimens from persons with established HIV-1 infection
Ethridge SF, Wesolowski LG, Nasrullah M, Kennedy MS, Delaney KP, Candal D, Owen M. J Clin Virol. 2011 Oct 11.

Serotype and genotype distributions of pneumococcal carriage isolates recovered from Brazilian children attending day-care centres
Pimenta FC, Carvalho M. G., Gertz RE, Bastos-Rocha CG, Oliveira LS, Lacerda Pigosso L, Lima JA, Marquez Franco C, Andrade AL, Beall BW. J Med Microbiol. 2011 Oct;60(Pt 10):1455-9.

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Let's Go Surfing

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

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Events and Training

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health

2011 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium

Mining for Cancer Biomarkers Conference

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