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Thursday, December 20, 2012 Volume 29 Number 25
- New report and recommendations from the September 7, 2012 CDC workshop: New strategies in public health genomics actions to save lives now [PDF 951.80 KB], University of Michigan Center for Community and Public Health Genomics. APHA Genomics Forum
- CDC video: Cascade genetic screening and public health practice: an idea whose time has come
- CDC genomics implementation: What public health can do now to save lives
- CDC blog: From genetic counseling in individuals and families to cascade screening in populations: An emerging role for public health practice
- Michigan State Public Health Genomics Program: Vision is Improved health outcomes and enhanced quality of life for the people of Michigan through appropriate use of genetic information, technology and services
- Michigan Department of Community Health has created a comprehensive cancer genomics program, including public health surveillance, health education & policy interventions
- BRCA ½ public health surveillance in Michigan 2008-2012 report [PDF 772.97 KB]
- Gene expression profiling (GEP) for breast cancer recurrence risk prediction, Public Health Surveillance in Michigan, 2008-2012 [PDF 577.26 KB]
- CDC Feature: Twelve health and safety tips for the holidays
- CDC Blog: Family health history and the holidays
- CDC Feature: Gather and share your family health history
- Could knowing your family health history save your life? Dec 7 blog
- Watch this video for twelve tips on how to stay safe and healthy during the holiday.
- MillionHeartsUS: Find out your 10-year risk of heart attack, especially if you have a family history, and what you can do about it!
- We're overselling the health-care 'revolution' of personal genomics – Tim Caulfield Dec 14 Blog
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
- CDC information: What should you know about muscular dystrophies?
- Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A genetic intervention stands a skip away from clinical tests J.S. Chamberlain- Science Dec 14
- CDC feature: Managing diabetes during the holidays
- National Diabetes Education Program: If you have diabetes, 5 questions to ask healthcare team: Question #3 Are my children at risk?
- CDC information: Family health history
- CDC information: Check your risk for developing type 2 diabetes
Trends in 21st Century Epidemiology National Cancer Institute Dec 12-13
- Workshop: From scientific discoveries to population health impact
- Video cast: day 1
- Video cast day 2
- Twitter feed from the meeting summarizing online dialogue
- The emergence of translational epidemiology. Khoury MJ et al. Am J Epidemiol
- Cancer epidemiology matters blog
IOM Meeting of the Roundtable on Translating Genomics for Health December 3:
- Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of genomic science translation. Presentations available online
Cancer family history triage: a key step in the decision to offer screening and genetic testing
Brennan P, et al. Fam Cancer 2012 Dec
Opportunities and challenges for selected emerging technologies in cancer epidemiology: mitochondrial, epigenomic, metabolomic, and telomerase profiling
Verma M, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012 Dec
Prophylactic salpingectomy and delayed oophorectomy as an alternative for BRCA mutation carriers
Kwon JS, et al. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Dec
Identification of Lynch syndrome among patients with colorectal cancer
Moreira L, Balaguer F, Lindor N, et al. JAMA. 2012 Oct 17;308(15):1555-65
- Finding Lynch Syndrome among patients with colorectal cancer: Routine tumor testing looks best, The ASCO Post, December 15
- Progress in cancer genomic medicine: A year in review, 2012, Medscape, December 14 [by free subscription only]
Family history as a risk factor for recurrent hospitalization for lone atrial fibrillation: a nationwide family study in Sweden
Zoller B, et al. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2012 Dec;12(1):121
Genetic counselors' current use of personal health records-based family histories in genetic clinics and considerations for their future adoption
Widmer C, et al. J Genet Couns 2012 Dec
Should your family history of coronary heart disease scare you?
Prabhakaran D & Jeemon P Mt Sinai J Med 2012 Nov;79(6):721-32
- Health services research demonstration and dissemination grants, Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
- Patient-centered outcomes research institute funding announcements
Genomics in Practice
"It's about having the choice: Stakeholder perceptions of population-based genetic carrier screening for fragile X syndrome"
Archibald AD, et al. Am J Med Genet A 2012 Dec
Consensus guidelines on the testing and clinical management issues associated with HLA and non-HLA antibodies in transplantation
Tait BD, et al. Transplantation 2012 Dec
Effective communication of molecular genetic test results to primary care providers
Scheuner MT, et al. Genet Med 2012 Dec
Ethical Issues in presymptomatic genetic testing for minors: A dilemma in Li-Fraumeni syndrome
Fresneau B, et al. J Genet Couns 2012 Dec
Evaluating genetic counseling for individuals with schizophrenia in the molecular age
Costain G, et al. Schizophr Bull 2012 Dec
Family communication following BRCA1/2 genetic testing: A close look at the process
Lafreniere D, et al. J Genet Couns 2012 Dec
The practice of adult genetics: A 7-year experience from a single center
Eble TN, et al. Am J Med Genet A 2012 Dec
- Gene expression profiling for predicting outcomes in stage II colon cancer: systematic review and technology brief [PDF 437.77 KB]-AHRQ Effective Health Program, Dec 2012
The EuroGentest Clinical Utility Gene Cards continued
Anna Dierking, Jörg Schmidtke, Gert Matthijs and Jean-Jacques Cassiman European Journal of Human Genetics (2013) 21, 1
Guidelines and Recommendations
Clinical pharmacogenetics implementation consortium guidelines for human leukocyte antigen-b genotype and allopurinol dosing
Hershfield MS, et al. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2012 Oct
New Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology
- Cancer pharmacogenomics: strategies and challenges
Heather E. Wheeler. Nat Rev Genet Jan 2013
- Genetic causes of disease within reach of TALENs
Haley Bridger, Broad Institute, December 17th
- Genomewide association studies and common disease — realizing clinical utility
Lars Fugger, Gil McVean, and John I. Bell N Engl J Med 2012; 367:2370-2371Dec 20, 2012
- Multimodal dynamic profiling of healthy and diseased states for future personalized health care
G I Mias and M Snyder. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2013); 93 1, 29–32.
- Science news top 25: The year in science 2012, Science Dec 29
- Synthetic mRNA vaccine technique shows promise, PHG Foundation, Nov 27
- Association of State and Public Health Laboratories: Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs): New program to provide quality improvement initiatives for newborn screening systems, a new innovative data repository, and technical and educational resources to state newborn screening programs and stakeholders
Newborn screening and cascade testing for FMR1 mutations
Sorensen PL, et al. Am J Med Genet A 2012 Dec
Predicting the cost and pace of pharmacogenomic advances: An evidence-based study
Arnaout R, et al. Clin Chem 2012 Dec
Toward a clinical practice guide in pharmacogenomics testing for functional polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes. Gene/drug pairs and barriers perceived in Spain
Agundez JA, et al. Front Genet 2012;3:273
Public Health Sciences
Achieving the "triple aim" for inborn errors of metabolism: a review of challenges to outcomes research and presentation of a new practice-based evidence framework
Potter BK, et al. Genet Med 2012 Dec
Contribution of genome-wide association studies to scientific research: A bibliometric survey of the citation impacts of GWAS and candidate gene studies published during the same period and in the same journals
Mansiaux Y & Carrat F PLoS One 2012;7(12):e51408
DNA methylation as an adjunct to histopathology to detect prevalent, inconspicuous dysplasia and early-stage neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus
Alvi MA, et al. Clin Cancer Res 2012 Dec
The Toronto HCM genotype score for prediction of a positive genotype in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Gruner C, et al. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2012 Dec
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Genotypic characterization of Streptococcus infantarius subsp. coli isolates from sea otters with infective endocarditis and/or septicemia and from environmental mussel samples
Counihan-Edgar KL, Gill VA, Doroff AM, Burek KA, Miller WA, Shewmaker PL, Jang S, Goertz CE, Tuomi PA, Miller MA, Jessup DA, Byrne BA.
J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Dec;50(12):4131-3.
Isolation and phylogenetic analysis of Bartonella species from wild carnivores of the suborder Caniformia in Japan
Sato S, Kabeya H, Miura T, Suzuki K, Bai Y, Kosoy M, Sentsui H, Kariwa H, Maruyama S.
Vet Microbiol. 2012 Dec 28;161(1-2):130-6.
High SNP density in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, the principal vector of Lyme disease spirochetes
Van Zee J, Black WC, Levin M, Goddard J, Smith J, Piesman J.
Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2012 Dec 6.
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