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Published by the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), the Update includes CDC announcements, publications, blogs and other products. The Update also includes links to genomics and health impact news and publications. The Update features genomic tests, family history, programs and practice, policy and legislation and public health science.  To receive this update electronically every week sign-up here.


Thursday, July 26, 2012       Volume 29   Number 4

Spotlight

tests

New Publication: Public awareness and use of direct-to-consumer personal genomic tests from four state population-based surveys, and implications for clinical and public health practice.
Kolor K, Duquette D, Zlot A, et al. Genet Med. 2012 Jul 19.



Genomic Pulse

  • Only a small percentage of people in the United States have used personal genomic tests that are available directly to consumers. People who have used these tests often shared the results with their healthcare provider. This underscores the importance of provider knowledge and evidence-based recommendations.  To find out more, click here




Announcements



Topics of the Week


Cancer

Family History

Evaluation of Genomic Tests

Genomics in Practice

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications


CDC authors are indicated in bold

Single cell gel electrophoresis assay (comet assay) for evaluating nanoparticles-induced DNA damage in cells
Bowman L, Castranova V, Ding M. Methods Mol Biol. 2012 ;906:415-22.

Luciferase reporter system for studying the effect of nanoparticles on gene expression
Ding M, Bowman L, Castranova V. Methods Mol Biol. 2012 ;906:403-14.

Evolution of the hepatitis E virus polyproline region: order from disorder
Purdy MA. J Virol. 2012 Jul 18.

Sensitive and specific detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in clinical specimens using a multi-target real-time PCR approach
Qvarnstrom Y, Schijman AG, Veron V, Aznar C, Steurer F, da Silva AJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 Jul;6(7):e1689.

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