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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 9, 2012       Volume 28   Number 6


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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
American Heart Month: Urge all to focus on family heart health, Enhanced Online News, February 2



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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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

BRCA patent dispute may head to US Supreme Court.
Devi S. Lancet. 2012 Jan 28;379(9813):300.

End of BRCA patent dispute may be in sight, PHG Foundation, February 2

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Public Health Science

Male genes may explain higher heart disease risk, The New York Times, February 8

Genome-wide association study identifies a variant in HDAC9 associated with large vessel ischemic stroke.
The International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC); the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2), Bellenguez C, et al. Nat Genet. 2012 Feb 5.

Genome Research Feb 2012;2(2) special issue on cancer genomics

DNA Methylation Signatures in Development and Aging of the Human Prefrontal Cortex
Numata S, Ye T, Hyde TM, Guitart-Navarro X, et al. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Feb 1.

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

The association of variants in the FTO gene with longitudinal body mass index profiles in non-Hispanic white children and adolescents
Hallman DM, Friedel VC, Eissa MA, Boerwinkle E, Huber JC, Harrist RB, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Dai S, Labarthe DR, Berenson GS. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Jan;36(1):61-8.

Genetic diversity and antibiotic resistance in Shigella dysenteriae and Shigella boydii strains isolated from children aged <5 years in Egypt
El-Gendy AM, Mansour A, Weiner MA, Pimentel G, Armstrong AW, Young SY, Elsayed N, Klena JD. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Feb;140(2):299-310.

Genetic diversity of HA1 domain of hemagglutinin gene of pandemic influenza H1N1pdm09 viruses in New Delhi, India
Mir MA, Lal RB, Sullender W, Singh Y, Garten R, Krishnan A, Broor S. J Med Virol. 2012 Mar;84(3):386-93.

Permanent genetic resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2011 - 30 November 2011
Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium , Abreu AG, Albaina A, Alpermann TJ, Apkenas VE, Bankhead-Dronnet S, Bergek S, Berumen ML, Cho CH, Clobert J, Coulon A, D. E. Feraudy D, Estonba A, Hankeln T, Hochkirch A, Hsu TW, Huang TJ, Irigoien X, Iriondo M, Kay KM, Kinitz T, Kothera L, L. E. Henanff M, Lieutier F, Lourdais O, Macrini CM, Manzano C, Martin C, Morris VR, Nanninga G, Pardo MA, Plieske J, Pointeau S, Prestegaard T, Quack M, Richard M, Savage HM, Schwarcz KD, Shade J, Simms EL, Solferini VN, Stevens VM, Veith M, Wen MJ, Wicker F, Yost JM, Zarraonaindia I. Mol Ecol Resour. 2012 Feb 1.

Trends in Population-Based Studies of Human Genetics in Infectious Diseases
Rowell J, Dowling N, Yu W, Yesupriya A, Zhang L, Gwinn M, 2012 PLoS ONE 7(2): e25431

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Let's Go Surfing

The myth of the genomic revolution, Bio News, February 6

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Events and Training

Rare Disease Day
February 29 ~ Washington, DC

Genetic Testing and Data Management Summit
March 12 ~ Washington, DC

2012 Epigenetics Workshop
March 13 ~ Boston MA

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