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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 28, 2012       Volume 28   Number 26

Spotlight

pyramid of sliced onions

New Blog Post: Peeling the pyramid, scaling the onion—how to implement genomic medicine


 


Genomic Pulse

  • Over a million people in the U.S. are predisposed to serious health problems and premature death due to Lynch syndrome, familial hypercholesterolemia, or BRCA-associated hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  Evidence-based recommendations are available that can be adopted now to save lives. To find out more about tier 1 genomic applications, please click here




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Topics of the Week


Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Genetic Testing in Practice

Newborn Screening

Public Health Sciences

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications


CDC authors are indicated in bold

Genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. in diarrhoeic children from four provinces in South Africa
Abu Samra N, Thompson PN, Jori F, Frean J, Poonsamy B, du Plessis D, Mogoye B, Xiao L. Zoonoses Public Health. 2012 Jun 20.

Nocardia amikacinitolerans sp. nov., an amikacin-resistant human pathogen
Ezeoke I, Klenk HP, Potter G, Schumann P, Moser BD, Lasker BA, Nicholson A, Brown JM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2012 Jun 15.

Cancer in children with nonchromosomal birth defects
Fisher PG, Reynolds P, Von Behren J, Carmichael SL, Rasmussen SA, Shaw GM. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun;160(6):978-83.

Differential association of gene content polymorphisms of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors with placental malaria in HIV- and HIV+ mothers
Omosun YO, Blackstock AJ, Gatei W, Hightower A, van Eijk AM, Ayisi J, Otieno J, Lal RB, Steketee R, Nahlen B, Ter Kuile FO, Slutsker L, Shi YP. PLoS One. 2012 ;7(6):e38617.

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