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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, June 7, 2012       Volume 28   Number 23


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Genomics, Epidemiology and Cancer: Where are we Going?

New publication: Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology: A Challenge to the Research Community from the  Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program at the National Cancer Institute
Khoury MJ, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012 Jun

Genomic Pulse

  • Since 2001, there have been more than 15,000 articles published on the relationship between genetic variations and various cancers, including 263 genomewide association studies and 961 meta analyses of specific genes. Since 2009, 272 genomic tests have been identified for cancer treatment and prevention. To find out more, please visit the CancerGEM Knowledge Base website


Topics of the Week


Cardiovascular Disease

Guidelines and Recommendations


Smoking Cessation

Public Health Sciences

Whole-Genome Sequencing

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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Use of tuberculosis genotyping for postoutbreak monitoring
Miramontes R, Winston CA, Haddad MB, Moonan PK. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Jul;18(4):375-8.

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