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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 10, 2012       Volume 28   Number 19


scale with DNA

What do genes have to do with obesity?

NEW: Behavior, environment, and genetic factors all have a role in causing people to be overweight and obese, Office of Public Health Genomics

NEW: Genes and obesity, Office of Public Health Genomics

Genomic Pulse


Topics of the Week

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Evaluation for West Nile Virus (WNV) RNA in urine of patients within 5 months of WNV infection
Baty SA, Gibney KB, Staples JE, Patterson AB, Levy C, Lehman J, Wadleigh T, Feld J, Lanciotti R, Nugent CT, Fischer M.
J Infect Dis. 2012 May;205(9):1476-7.

The impact of genomics on public health practice: the case for change
Zimmern RL, Khoury MJ. Public Health Genomics. 2012 ;15(3-4):118-24.

Implications of Internet availability of genomic information for public health practice
Hesse BW, Arora NK, Khoury MJ. Public Health Genomics. 2012 ;15(3-4):201-8.

Introduction to the 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health
McBride CM, Bowen SM, Shully SD, Khoury MJ. Public Health Genomics. 2012 ;15(3-4):117.

Rapid detection of microbial DNA by a novel isothermal genome exponential amplification reaction (GEAR) assay
Prithiviraj J, Hill V, Jothikumar N. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Apr 20;420(4):738-42.

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