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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 14, 2012       Volume 28   Number 24


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The Human Microbiome Project

Microbiology: Learning about who we are
Relman D 2012 Jun 13 Nature 486, 194-195

Genomic Pulse

  • While the human genome carries about 22,000 genes, researchers estimate that the human microbiome contributes 8 million or 360 times more bacterial genes than human genes in our bodies”.  To find out more


Topics of the Week


Family History

Genetic Testing in Practice

Newborn Screening

Guidelines and Recommendations


Public Health Sciences


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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Mutation analysis of the cross-reactive epitopes of Japanese encephalitis virus envelope glycoprotein
Chiou SS, Fan YC, Crill WD, Chang RY, Chang GJ. J Gen Virol. 2012 Jun;93(Pt 6):1185-92.

Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzo[a]pyrene-DNA adducts, and genomic DNA methylation in cord blood
Herbstman JB, Tang D, Zhu D, Qu L, Sjodin A, Li Z, Camann D, Perera FP. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 May;120(5):733-8.

Genetic and anatomic determinants of enzootic Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus infection of Culex (Melanoconion) taeniopus
Kenney JL, Adams AP, Gorchakov R, Leal G, Weaver SC. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 Apr;6(4):e1606.

Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction assays for the diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in Russia
Shipitsyna E, Zolotoverkhaya E, Chen CY, Chi KH, Grigoryev A, Savicheva A, Ballard R, Domeika M, Unemo M. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012 Jun 1.

Prevalence of CGG expansions of the FMR1 gene in a US population-based sample
Seltzer MM, Baker MW, Hong J, Maenner M, Greenberg J, Mandel D. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2012 May 22.

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