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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, May 3, 2012       Volume 28   Number 18

Highlights of the Week:


three generations of woman

New Blog Post: Genomic Tests and Population Health: An Online Catalog to Promote a Conversation on Evolving Evidence


Genomic Pulse

Picks of the Week

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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

Sleep Duration and Body Mass Index in Twins: A Gene-Environment Interaction
Watson  N, Harden K, Buchwald D, et al. Sleep 2012; 35(5):597-603

188 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

Age-associated DNA methylation in pediatric populations
Alisch RS, Barwick BG, Chopra P, Myrick LK, Satten GA, Conneely KN, Warren ST. Genome Res. 2012 Apr;22(4):623-32.

Assessing the influence of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphism on folate stability during long-term frozen storage, thawing, and repeated freeze/thawing of whole blood
Fazili Z, Sternberg MR, Pfeiffer CM. Clin Chim Acta. 2012 Jun 14;413(11-12):966-72.

Chronic occupational exposure to arsenic induces carcinogenic gene signaling networks and neoplastic transformation in human lung epithelial cells
Stueckle TA, Lu Y, Davis ME, Wang L, Jiang BH, Holaskova I, Schafer R, Barnett JB, Rojanasakul Y. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2012 Apr 13.

Race-ethnic differences in the association of genetic loci with HbA1c levels and mortality in U.S. adults: the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).
Grimsby JL, Porneala BC, Vassy JL, Yang Q, Florez JC, Dupuis J, Liu T, Yesupriya A, Chang MH, Ned RM, Dowling NF, Khoury MJ, Meigs JB, Magic Investigators T. BMC Med Genet. 2012 Apr 27;13(1):30.

Rapid, simultaneous detection of Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens in archived tissues by a novel PCR-based microsphere assay: diagnostic implications for pregnancy-associated toxic shock syndrome cases
Bhatnagar J, Deleon-Carnes M, Kellar KL, Bandyopadhyay K, Antoniadou ZA, Shieh WJ, Paddock CD, Zaki SR. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2012 ;2012:972845.

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Let's Go Surfing

Solving the genomic jigsaw puzzle, Scienceline, May 1

Telomeres in disease, The Scientist, May 1

UCSC launches cancer genomics data hub, Genome Web, May 1 [by free subscription only]

The DNA doctor will see you now: a 5-minute, near-future cartoon, Common Health, April 30

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Events and Training

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

27th Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
May 17-18 ~ Alexandria, VA

2nd Genomic and Proteomic Drug Discovery
May 29-31 ~ Boston, MA

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