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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.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012       Volume 28   Number 13

Highlights of the Week:


Spotlight

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New Blog Post: Evidence Matters in Genomic Medicine






Announcements



Genomic Pulse

  • Including family health history with traditional risk factors could identify more than 600,000 undiagnosed diabetics in the United States. To find out more, 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

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Practice and Programs

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Policy and Legislation

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Public Health Science

Bayesian inference analyses of the polygenic architecture of rheumatoid arthritis
Stahl E, Wegmann D, Trynka G, et al. Nature Genetics 2012 Mar 25

Maternal Inheritance of a Promoter Variant in the Imprinted PHLDA2 Gene Significantly Increases Birth Weight
Ishida M, Monk D, Duncan A, et al. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 22 March 2012

170 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

The 3' untranslated regions of influenza genomic sequences are 5'PPP-independent ligands for RIG-I
Davis WG, Bowzard JB, Sharma SD, Wiens ME, Ranjan P, Gangappa S, Stuchlik O, Pohl J, Donis RO, Katz JM, Cameron CE, Fujita T, Sambhara S. PLoS One. 2012 ;7(3):e32661.

Comprehensive Research Synopsis and Systematic Meta-Analyses in Parkinson's Disease Genetics: The PDGene Database.
Lill CM, Roehr JT, McQueen MB, Kavvoura FK, Bagade S, Schjeide BM, Schjeide LM, Meissner E, Zauft U, Allen NC, Liu T, Schilling M, Anderson KJ, Beecham G, Berg D, Biernacka JM, Brice A, Destefano AL, Do CB, Eriksson N, Factor SA, Farrer MJ, Foroud T, Gasser T, Hamza T, Hardy JA, Heutink P, Hill-Burns EM, Klein C, Latourelle JC, Maraganore DM, Martin ER, Martinez M, Myers RH, Nalls MA, Pankratz N, Payami H, Satake W, Scott WK, Sharma M, Singleton AB, Stefansson K, Toda T, Tung JY, Vance J, Wood NW, Zabetian CP; 23andMe, The Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease (GEO-PD) Consortium; The International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC); The Parkinson's Disease GWAS Consortium; The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2), Young P, Tanzi RE, Khoury MJ, Zipp F, Lehrach H, Ioannidis JP, Bertram L. PLoS Genet. 2012 Mar;8(3):e1002548.

First reports of human rotavirus G8P[4] gastroenteritis in the United States
Weinberg GA, Payne DC, Teel EN, Mijatovic-Rustempasic S, Bowen MD, Wikswo M, Gentsch JR, Parashar UD. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):1118-21.

Genetic backgrounds of the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistant transporter (pfcrt) alleles in Pakistan
Rawasia WF, Sridaran S, Patel JC, Abdallah J, Ghanchi NK, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA, Udhayakumar V, Beg MA.
Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Mar;12(2):278-81.

Genomic analysis of emm59 group A Streptococcus invasive strains, United States [PDF 221.09 KB]
Fittipaldi N, Olsen RJ, Beres SB, Van Beneden C, Musser JM.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 ;18(4):650-652.

Mutational analysis of the West Nile virus NS4B protein
Wicker JA, Whiteman MC, Beasley DW, Davis CT, McGee CE, Lee JC, Higgs S, Kinney RM, Huang CY, Barrett AD. Virology. 2012 Apr 25;426(1):22-33.

A new single-step PCR assay for the detection of the zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi
Lucchi NW, Poorak M, Oberstaller J, Debarry J, Srinivasamoorthy G, Goldman I, Xayavong M, da Silva AJ, Peterson DS, Barnwell JW, Kissinger J, Udhayakumar V. PLoS One. 2012 ;7(2):e31848.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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Let's Go Surfing


Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Introduction to the Special Issue
Myers MF & Bernhardt BA J Genet Couns 2012 Mar

Phylo: a citizen science approach for improving multiple sequence alignment
Kawrykow A, Roumanis G, Kam A, et al. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e31362.

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Events and Training


Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee
April 17 ~ Arlington, VA

Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
April 23-27 ~ Maastricht, Netherlands

25th Course in Medical Genetics
May 20-25 ~ Bologna, Italy

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