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Published by the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), the Update offers links to genomics news and publications relevant to population health and health care. The Update highlights family health history and genomic tests, along with relevant data, policy, and legislation. Please send your comments to:

Thursday, February 2, 2012       Volume 28   Number 5


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February is American Heart Month: Be One in a Million this American Heart Month and Wear Red for a Million Hearts, CDC Features



Genomic Tests

Clinical utility gene card for: familial erythrocytosis
Hussein K, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Jan

Clinical utility gene card for: haemophilia B
Jenkins PV, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Jan

Molecular diagnosis of infantile mitochondrial disease with targeted next-generation sequencing.
Calvo SE, Compton AG, Hershman SG, et al. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 25;4(118):118ra10.

New lung cancer assay ready for prime time, Medscape, January 27 [by free subscription only]

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

EU group sees need for more efforts on genotype-phenotype resources, Genome Web, January 31 [by free subscription only]

Driver mutations in histone H3.3 and chromatin remodelling genes in paediatric glioblastoma.
Schwartzentruber J, Korshunov A, Liu XY, et al. Nature. 2012 Jan 29.

205 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

Integrative deep sequencing of the mouse lung transcriptome reveals differential expression of diverse classes of small RNAs in response to respiratory virus infection
Peng X, Gralinski L, Ferris MT, Frieman MB, Thomas MJ, Proll S, Korth MJ, Tisoncik JR, Heise M, Luo S, Schroth GP, Tumpey TM, Li C, Kawaoka Y, Baric RS, Katze MG. mBio. 2011 ;2(6).

Monitoring HPV type-specific prevalence over time through clinic-based surveillance: a perspective on vaccine effectiveness
Gaffga NH, Flagg EW, Weinstock HS, Shlay JC, Ghanem KG, Koutsky LA, Kerndt PR, Hsu KK, Unger ER, Datta SD. Vaccine. 2012 Jan 17.

Molecular dissection of an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae reveals intergenus KPC carbapenemase transmission through a promiscuous plasmid
Mathers AJ, Cox HL, Kitchel B, Bonatti H, Brassinga AK, Carroll J, Scheld WM, Hazen KC, Sifri CD. mBio. 2011 ;2(6):e00204-11.

Multistate outbreak of MDR TB identified by genotype cluster investigation
Barry PM, Gardner TJ, Funk E, Oren E, Field K, Shaw T, Langer AJ. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;18(1):113-6.

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Let's Go Surfing

Consortia of genome-wide association studies (GWAS)

Bennett S, Caporaso N, Jaddoe V, et al. Wikigenes

Ethics and Genomics, GenomEthics

Ethics and Genomic Research: ‘Genomethics’, Genome Unzipped, January 31

Should people know about the results of their genome screening? Abc News, January 31

Canada launches US$67.3M large-scale genomics grant program, Genome Web, January 30 [by free subscription only]

How should genomic information be shared? Abc News, January 30

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Events and Training

Early Stage Molecular Diagnostics Partnering Forum
February 19-20 ~ San Francisco, CA

Molecular Med Tri Con 2012
February 21-23 ~ San Francisco, CA

Genes & Behavior
March 18-23 ~ Galveston, TX

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