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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: genetics@cdc.gov.


Thursday, March 1, 2012       Volume 28   Number 9

Spotlight

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New Blog Post: Can Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young be Prevented?





Announcements



Topics


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

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Genomics, Intellectual Disability, and Autism
Mefford HC, Batshaw ML, Hoffman EP.  N Engl J Med. 2012 Feb 23;366(8):733-43.

Realizing genomic medicine
Phimister EG, et al. N Engl J Med 2012 Feb;366(8):757-9

FGFR2 genotype and risk of radiation-associated breast cancer in Hodgkin lymphoma.
Ma YP, van Leeuwen FE, Cooke R, et al. Blood. 2012 Jan 26;119(4):1029-31.

Breast cancer after radiation for Hodgkin's: Is it genetic? Medscape, February 24 [by free subscription only]

Breast cancer-associated abraxas mutation disrupts nuclear localization and DNA damage response functions.
Solyom S, Aressy B, Pylkäs K, et al. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Feb 22;4(122):122ra23.

207 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

Dengue viremia in blood donors identified by RNA and detection of dengue transfusion transmission during the 2007 dengue outbreak in Puerto Rico
Stramer SL, Linnen JM, Carrick JM, Foster GA, Krysztof DE, Zou S, Dodd RY, Tirado-Marrero LM, Hunsperger E, Santiago GA, Munoz-Jordan JL, Tomashek KM. Transfusion. 2012 Feb 17.

Neonatal screening for lysosomal storage disorders: feasibility and incidence from a nationwide study in Austria
Mechtler TP, Stary S, Metz TF, De Jesus VR, Greber-Platzer S, Pollak A, Herkner KR, Streubel B, Kasper DC. Lancet. 2012 Jan 28;379(9813):335-41.

Performance of commercial reverse line blot assays for HPV genotyping
Steinau M, Onyekwuluje JM, Scarbrough MZ, Unger ER, Dillner J, Zhou T. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Feb 22.

Trends in population-based studies of human genetics in infectious diseases
Rowell JL, Dowling NF, Yu W, Yesupriya A, Zhang L, Gwinn M. PLoS One. 2012 ;7(2):e25431.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

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Events and Training


International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
March 11-14 ~ Atlanta, GA

The Conference of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network
March 15 ~ Atlanta, GA

2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
March 27-31 ~ Charlotte, NC

Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health
May 7-11 ~ Suzhou, China

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