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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 23, 2012       Volume 28   Number 8


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Family History in Primary Care



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

Court to consider gene patent, The Age, February 21

Supreme Court considering taking on gene patents case, Genome Web, February 20 [by free subscription only]

Can you be fired for your genes? Time, February 20

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Public Health Science

Systematic Survey of Loss-of-Function Variants in Human Protein-Coding Genes
MacArthur D, Balasubramanian S, Frankish A, et al. Science 335(6070):823-828

335 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

Estimating the contribution of genetic variants to difference in incidence of disease between population groups
Moonesinghe R, Ioannidis JP, Flanders WD, Yang Q, Truman BI, Khoury MJ. Eur J Hum Genet. 2012 Feb 15.

Looking back at genomic medicine in 2011
Auffray C, Caulfield T, Khoury MJ, Lupski JR, Schwab M, Veenstra T. Genome Med. 2012 Jan 30;4(1):9.

Trimethyltin-induced neurotoxicity: gene expression pathway analysis, q-RT-PCR and immunoblotting reveal early effects associated with hippocampal damage and gliosis
Little AR, Miller DB, Li S, Kashon ML, O'Callaghan JP. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2012 Jan;34(1):72-82.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

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Events and Training

Rare Disease Day at NIH raises awareness and highlights cutting-edge research, NIH News, February 16

National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue
February 27 ~ Washington, DC

From Population Health to Personal Health
April 17-20 ~ Rome, Italy

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