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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 19, 2012       Volume 28   Number 3


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

 "What does it mean?": Uncertainties in understanding results of chromosomal microarray testing.
Reiff M, et al. Genet Med 2012 Jan

A pre-visit website with question prompt sheet for counselees facilitates communication in the first consultation for breast cancer genetic counseling: findings from a randomized controlled trial
Albada A, et al. Genet Med 2012 Jan

Barriers to integrating personalized medicine into clinical practice: a best-worst scaling choice experiment
Najafzadeh M, et al. Genet Med 2012 Jan

Comparison of the US and Australian Cystic Fibrosis Registries: The Impact of Newborn Screening
Martin B, et al. Pediatrics 2012 Jan

Enhancing geneticists' perspectives of the public through community engagement
O'Daniel JM, et al. Genet Med 2012 Jan

Factors that influence parents' experiences with results disclosure after newborn screening identifies genetic carrier status for cystic fibrosis or sickle cell hemoglobinopathy
Collins JL, et al. Patient Educ Couns 2012 Jan

Genetic Testing Integration Panels (GTIPs): A Novel Approach for Considering Integration of Direct-To-Consumer and Other New Genetic Tests into Patient Care
Uhlmann WR & Sharp RR J Genet Couns 2012 Jan

Genomics and perinatal care
Bodurtha J & Strauss JF 3rd N Engl J Med 2012 Jan;366(1):64-73

Hereditary cancer risk assessment in a pediatric oncology follow-up clinic
Knapke S, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Jan;58(1):85-9

ironXS: high-school screening for hereditary haemochromatosis is acceptable and feasible
Delatycki MB, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Jan

Lessons learned from 5 years of newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in the Czech Republic: 17-hydroxyprogesterone, genotypes, and screening performance
Votava F, et al. Eur J Pediatr 2012 Jan

Prioritization of future genetics education for general practitioners: a Delphi study
Houwink EJ, et al. Genet Med 2012 Jan

The Wisconsin approach to newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency
Verbsky J, et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2012 Jan

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Germline mutations in HOXB13 and prostate-cancer risk.
Ewing CM, Ray AM, Lange EM, Zuhlke KA, et al. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jan 12;366(2):141-9.

Five Years of GWAS Discovery.
Visscher PM, Brown MA, McCarthy MI, et al. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Jan 13;90(1):7-24.

The genetic basis of early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Zhang J, Ding L, Holmfeldt L, et al. Nature. 2012 Jan 11;481(7380):157-63.

Molecular prediction for atherogenic risks across different cell types of leukocytes.
Cheng F, Keeley EC, Lee JK. BMC Med Genomics. 2012 Jan 13;5(1):2.

161 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

Comparison of DNA extraction methodologies used for assessing fungal diversity via ITS sequencing
Rittenour WR, Park JH, Cox-Ganser JM, Beezhold DH, Green BJ. J Environ Monit. 2012 Jan 9.

How can we stimulate translational research in cancer genomics beyond bench to bedside?
Schully SD, Benedicto CB, Khoury MJGenet Med. 2012 Jan;14(1):169-70.

Single nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter region of the CD209 gene is associated with human predisposition to severe forms of tick-borne encephalitis
Barkhash AV, Perelygin AA, Babenko VN, Brinton MA, Voevoda MI. Antiviral Res. 2012 Jan;93(1):64-8.

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Let's Go Surfing

Challenge of evidence in individualized medicine, Medscape, January 17 [by free subscription only]

Moving clinical genomics beyond the hype, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, January 15

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Events and Training


Advances in Genome Biology and Technology
February 15-18 ~ Marco Island, FL

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

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

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