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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, December 13, 2012       Volume 29   Number 24


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Public Health Action in Genomics



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Features of the Week

Family Health History and the Holidays

Pathogen Genomic Epidemiology & Bioinformatics

Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Personal Genome Project

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Diseases of the Week

Type 1 Diabetes, Genomics, Prevention and Treatment

Von Willebrand Disease

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Select Events

Nobel Week Dialogue Dec 9

Institute of Medicine,  December 11

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Reports and Publications



Genomics Education

Genomics in Practice

Genomic Testing

New Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology

Newborn Screening

Prenatal Testing

Public Health Sciences

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Whole genome sequence typing to investigate the Apophysomyces outbreak following a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, 2011
Etienne KA, Gillece J, Hilsabeck R, Schupp JM, Colman R, Lockhart SR, Gade L, Thompson EH, Sutton DA, Neblett-Fanfair R, Park BJ, Turabelidze G, Keim P, Brandt ME, Deak E, Engelthaler DM. PLoS One. 2012 ;7(11):e49989.

Deletion of specific immune-modulatory genes from modified vaccinia virus ankara-based HIV vaccines engenders improved immunogenicity in rhesus macaques
Garber DA, O'Mara LA, Gangadhara S, McQuoid M, Zhang X, Zheng R, Gill K, Verma M, Yu T, Johnson B, Li B, Derdeyn CA, Ibegbu C, Altman JD, Hunter E, Feinberg MB. J Virol. 2012 Dec;86(23):12605-15.

Genotyping of rubella virus RNA in sera and dried blood spots collected during routine surveillance and in archival sera
Zheng Q, Abernathy ES, Sun H, Zhu Z, de Filippis A, Akoua-Koffi C, Ahmed H, Morris-Glasgow V, Quist-Therson M, Icenogle JP. J Virol Methods. 2012 Nov 28.

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