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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, January 12, 2012       Volume 28   Number 2


Vibrio vulnificus

New Blog Post: No Genome is an Island

Genomic epidemiology is on the Science list of areas to watch in 2012



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

VU study applies random genotype sets to new disease, Vanderbilt University, January 6

137 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

Analysis of a non-structural gene reveals evidence of possible hepatitis C virus (HCV) compartmentalization
Blackard JT, Ma G, Welge JA, Martin CM, Sherman KE, Taylor LE, Mayer KH, Jamieson DJ. J Med Virol. 2012 February;84(2):242-252.

Diversity of 16S-23S rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) reveals phylogenetic relationships in Burkholderia pseudomallei and its near-neighbors
Liguori AP, Warrington SD, Ginther JL, Pearson T, Bowers J, Glass MB, Mayo M, Wuthiekanun V, Engelthaler D, Peacock SJ, Currie BJ, Wagner DM, Keim P, Tuanyok A. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(12):e29323.

Japanese encephalitis virus genotype replacement, Taiwan, 2009-2010
Chen YY, Fan YC, Tu WC, Chang RY, Shih CC, Lu IH, Chien MS, Lee WC, Chen TH, Chang GJ, Chiou SS. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Dec;17(12):2354-6.

Molecular epidemiology of anthrax cases associated with recreational use of animal hides and yarn in the United States
Marston CK, Allen CA, Beaudry J, Price EP, Wolken SR, Pearson T, Keim P, Hoffmaster AR. PLoS One. 2011 ;6(12):e28274.

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Let's Go Surfing


Analysis: Human genome hype or reality? BBC News, January 10

Entire human genome sequenced for $1,000, Medical News Today, January 10

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Events and Training


The Genetic, Epigenetic, Inflammatory, and Metabolic Origins of Aging

First International Congress on Research of Rare and Orphan Diseases – RE(ACT)

New Paradigms in Drug Discovery: How Genomic Data is Being Used to Revolutionize the Drug Discovery and Development Process: A Workshop

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