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Genomics & Health Impact Update

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 22, 2012       Volume 28   Number 12

Highlights of the Week:


Spotlight

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March 22 is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day




Announcements



Genomic Pulse

  • In the United States, it has been estimated that there are more than 800,000 people affected with Lynch syndrome, the vast majority of whom have not been diagnosed by the healthcare system. Screening new cases of colorectal cancer for Lynch syndrome can save many lives. To find out more, please click here


Picks of the Week

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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

Age-related macular degeneration: the importance of family history as a risk factor.
Shahid H, Khan JC, Cipriani V, et al. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;96(3):427-431.

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

The interleukin-6 receptor as a target for prevention of coronary heart disease: a mendelian randomization analysis
The Interleukin-6 Receptor Mendelian Randomisation Analysis (IL6R MR) Consortium Lancet; 2012 Mar 14

Gene chip may help prevent heart disease, Medical News Today, March 18

DNA Methylation Patterns in Cord Blood DNA and Body Size in Childhood
Relton D, Groom A, St. Pourcain B, et al. PLoS One 2012 Mar 14

Diet or DNA: are we fated to be fat? Medical Xpress, March 15

194 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

Pneumococcal genome sequencing tracks a vaccine escape variant formed through a multi-fragment recombination event
Golubchik T, Brueggemann AB, Street T, Gertz RE, Spencer CC, Ho T, Giannoulatou E, Link-Gelles R, Harding RM, Beall B, Peto TE, Moore MR, Donnelly P, Crook DW, Bowden R. Nat Genet. 2012 ;44(3):352-5.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing

Public Health Genomics in Spain: The Status of a Non-Existing Reality
Gutierrez-Ibarluzea I, et al. Public Health Genomics 2012 Mar

Genetics: Broken giant linked to heart failure
McNally EM. Nature. 2012 Mar 14;483(7389):281-2.

Personal Omics Profiling Reveals Dynamic Molecular and Medical Phenotypes
Chen R, Mias G, Li-Pook_Thank J, et al. Cell 2012;148(6):1293-1307

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Events and Training


Basic and Advanced Course in Genetic Counselling in Practice
April 14-20 ~ Bologna, Italy

The Biology of Genomes
May 8-12 ~ Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental Health
May 30 - June 1 ~ San Francisco, CA

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The CDC Office of Public Health Genomics makes available the above information as a public service only. The items in the update come from news articles and scientific articles and abstracts published during the past week. The headlines and lead sentences are exactly as they appear & do not necessarily reflect the opinions, recommendations, or endorsement by the CDC.  Note that some links may become invalid over time.

 

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