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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 19, 2012       Volume 28   Number 16

Highlights of the Week:


teen saying No to smoking

New Blog Post: Smokescreen... Never Let Genetics Blind You to the Harsh Reality of Cigarettes



Genomic Pulse

  • About 1 in 1,000 people have an inherited bleeding disorder. However, 75% receive inadequate treatment, no treatment, or treatment does not work.  Comprehensive treatment centers can improve health outcomes. Learn more

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

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Identification of common variants associated with human hippocampal and intracranial volumes.
Stein JL, Medland SE, Vasquez AA, et al. Nat Genet. 2012 Apr 15.

Crowd-sourcing expands power of brain research, The New York Times, April 15

Association between a Genome-Wide Association Study-Identified Locus and the Risk of Lung Cancer in Japanese Population
Ito H, McKay J, Hosono S, et al. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2012 7(5):790-798

170 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

Comparison of HIV-1 resistance profiles in plasma RNA versus PBMC DNA in heavily treated patients in Honduras, a resource-limited country
Diallo K, Murillo WE, de Rivera IL, Albert J, Zhou Z, Nkengasong J, Zhang G, Sabatier JF, Yang C. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 2012 ;3(1):56-65.

Evaluation of a high-throughput diagnostic system for detection of HIV-1 in dried blood spot samples from infants in Mozambique
Jani IV, Sabatier J, Vubil A, Subbarao S, Bila D, de Sousa A, Mabunda N, Garcia A, Skaggs B, Ellenberger D, Ramos A. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Apr;50(4):1458-60.

Existence of the Rdl mutant alleles among the Anopheles malaria vector in Indonesia
Asih PB, Syahrani L, Rozi IE, Pratama NR, Marantina SS, Arsyad DS, Mangunwardoyo W, Hawley W, Laihad F, Shinta S, Sukowati S, Lobo NF, Syafruddin D. Malar J. 2012 Feb 25;11(1):57.

F8 gene mutation type and inhibitor development in patients with severe hemophilia A: systematic review and meta-analysis
Gouw SC, van den Berg HM, Oldenburg J, Astermark J, de Groot PG, Margaglione M, Thompson AR, van Heerde W, Boekhorst J, Miller CH, le Cessie S, van der Bom JG. Blood. 2012 Mar 22;119(12):2922-34.

Prospective study of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) variant C677T and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality among 6000 US adults
Yang Q, Bailey L, Clarke R, Flanders WD, Liu T, Yesupriya A, Khoury MJ, Friedman JM. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Apr 4.

Severe outcomes are associated with genogroup 2 genotype 4 norovirus outbreaks: a systematic literature review
Desai R, Hembree CD, Handel A, Matthews JE, Dickey BW, McDonald S, Hall AJ, Parashar UD, Leon JS, Lopman B. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Apr 4.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

Gene hunt is on for mental disability, Nature News, April 17

Lost on the gene map, The Walrus, April 17

Value of genomics and personalized medicine is wrongly downplayed, Medical Xpress, April 17

NHGRI to fund more ethics, legal, social research centers, Genome Web, April 16 [by free subscription only]

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Events and Training

Evolution in the genome era
May 7-9 ~ Venice, Italy

Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases
May 21-24 ~ Miami Beach, FL

Why We Can't Wait: Conference To Eliminate Health Disparities In Genomic Medicine
May 31 - June 1 ~ Miami, FL

Translating genomics into health: meeting the challenges, PHG Foundation
Making Science Work for Health: Translating Genomics
December 4 ~ Cambridge, UK

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