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Genomics & Health Impact Update

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 16, 2012       Volume 28   Number 7


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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

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

203 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

CFTR mutation analysis and haplotype associations in CF patients
Cordovado SK, Hendrix M, Greene CN, Mochal S, Earley MC, Farrell PM, Kharrazi M, Hannon WH, Mueller PW. Mol Genet Metab. 2012 Feb;105(2):249-54.

Evaluation of new biomarker genes for differentiating Haemophilus influenzae from Haemophilus haemolyticus
Theodore MJ, Anderson RD, Wang X, Katz LS, Vuong JT, Bell ME, Juni BA, Lowther SA, Lynfield R, Macneil JR, Mayer LW. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Feb 1.

Recommendations for publication of viral genetic data and sample access for novel viruses and strains
Arrigo NC, Briese T, Calisher CH, Drebot MA, Hjelle B, Leduc JW, Powers AM, Repik PM, Roehrig JT, Schmaljohn CS, Tesh RB, Weaver SC. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Feb;86(2):189-191.

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Let's Go Surfing

Biostatistics: Revealing analysis
Hayden E. Nature 482, 263-265 (09 February 2012)

Francis Collins: 3 Scientific Breakthroughs Changing Medicine, Medscape, February 15 [by free subscription only]

Darwin Day Celebrations, The Scientist, February 13

Genomics key to new $130M Alzheimer's Initiative, Genome Web, February 10 [by free subscription only]

How DNA finds its match, Medical News Today, February 10

Beyond the $1,000 genome, Forbes, February 9

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Events and Training

The Future of Genomic Medicine V
March 1-2 ~ La Jolla, CA

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

Second Symposium on Translational Genomics
March 15-16 ~ Bethesda, MD

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

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