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Published by the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), the Update includes CDC announcements, publications, blogs and other products. The Update also includes links to genomics and health impact news and publications. The Update features genomic tests, family history, programs and practice, policy and legislation and public health science.  To receive this update electronically every week sign-up here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012       Volume 28   Number 15

Highlights of the Week:


three generations of woman

New Blog Post: Ushering Public Health Practice into the 21st Century



Genomic Pulse

  • Since 2001, 410 genes in relation to autism have been described in 244 publications by 1450 scientists from 28 countries around the world. Over 80% of these studies were published since the beginning of 2006, including 9 genome-wide association studies and 5 meta analyses. To find out more, visit the HuGE Navigator

Picks of the Week

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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

The Effect of Chronic Disease Family History on Healthcare Provider Practice and  Patient Behavior among Oregonians
Zlot AI, et al. Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):189-200

Family History Tools in Primary Care: Does One Size Fit All?
Wilson B, Carroll J, Allanson J, et al.  Public Health Genomics 2012;15:181-188

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Practice and Programs

Advancing the post-genomic era agenda: contributions from public health
McGrath BB Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):125-31

Communicating new knowledge on previously reported genetic variants
Aronson SJ, et al. Genet Med 2012 Apr

Efficient identification and referral of low-income women at high risk for hereditary breast cancer: a practice-based approach
Joseph G, et al. Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):172-80

Genetic service delivery: infrastructure, assessment and information
Kaye CI Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):164-71

Genetics and Hypertension: Is It Time to Change My Practice?
Delles C & Padmanabhan S Can J Cardiol 2012 Apr

Genetics blogs as a public health tool: assessing credibility and influence
Wagner L, et al. Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):218-25

Implications of internet availability of genomic information for public health practice
Hesse BW, et al. Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):201-8

The impact of genomics on public health practice: the case for change
Zimmern RL & Khoury MJ Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):118-24

Simplified identification of Lynch syndrome: A prospective, multicenter study.
Bonnet D, Selves J, Toulas C, et al. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Apr 3.

Universal newborn screening: knowledge, attitudes, and satisfaction among public  health professionals
Dunn L, et al. South Med J 2012 Apr;105(4):218-22

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Decision analysis, economic evaluation, and newborn screening: challenges and opportunities
Prosser LA, et al. Genet Med 2012 Apr

Finding a place for genomics in health disparities research
Fullerton SM, et al. Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):156-63

A mega-analysis of genome-wide association studies for major depressive disorder
Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric GWAS Consortium. Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Apr 3.

Patients' understanding of and responses to multiplex genetic susceptibility test results
Kaphingst KA, et al. Genet Med 2012 Apr

Rare germline large rearrangements in the BRCA1/2 genes and eight candidate genes in 472 patients with breast cancer predisposition.
Rouleau E, Jesson B, Briaux A, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Apr 5.

The role of genomics in health behavior change: challenges and opportunities
Bryan AD & Hutchison KE Public Health Genomics 2012;15(3-4):139-45

Identification of functionally active, low frequency copy number variants at 15q21.3 and 12q21.31 associated with prostate cancer risk
Demichelis F, Setlur S, Banerjee S, et al. PNAS 2012 Apr. 10

A genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies new childhood obesity loci.
the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium, Bradfield JP, Taal HR, et al. Nat Genet. 2012 Apr 8.

GWAS turns up variants associated with childhood obesity, Genome Web, April 9 [by free subscription only]

How does genetics affect outcomes in nonsmokers with NSCLC? Medscape, April 4 [by free subscription only]

337 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

Binding of cellular p32 protein to the rubella virus P150 replicase protein via PxxPxR motifs
Suppiah S, Mousa HA, Tzeng WP, Matthews JD, Frey TK. J Gen Virol. 2012 Apr;93(Pt 4):807-16.

Genetic characterization of measles viruses that circulated in Thailand from 1998 to 2008
Pattamadilok S, Incomserb P, Primsirikunawut A, Lukebua A, Rota PA, Sawanpanyalert P. J Med Virol. 2012 May;84(5):804-13.

HPV genotypes in high grade cervical lesions and invasive cervical carcinoma as detected by two commercial DNA assays, North Carolina, 2001-2006
Hariri S, Steinau M, Rinas A, Gargano JW, Ludema C, Unger ER, Carter AL, Grant KL, Bamberg M, McDermott JE, Markowitz LE, Brewer NT, Smith JS. PLoS One. 2012 ;7(3):e34044.

Working towards a risk prediction model for neural tube defects
Agopian AJ, Lupo PJ, Tinker SC, Canfield MA, Mitchell LE. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2012 Mar;94(3):141-6.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Events and Training

Building an Accurate Family History, Constructing a Pedigree -- An Overview for Primary Care
April 26 ~ Webinar

Biomarker discovery: Driving technologies
May 17 ~ London, UK

Ordering the Right Tests -- Genetics in Primary Care
May 31 ~ Webinar

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