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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 17, 2012       Volume 28   Number 20


globe- text: Sharing the Burden of Obesity

What do genes have to do with obesity?

New Blog Post: Sharing the Burden of 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

Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Renal Cancer

Alzheimer's Disease

Heart Disease

Eye Diseases


Family History

Genetic Testing

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Evaluation of mycobacterial interspersed repetitive-unit-variable-number tandem-repeat genotyping as performed in laboratories in Canada, France, and the United States
Cowan LS, Hooks DP, Christianson S, Sharma MK, Alexander DC, Guthrie JL, Jamieson FB, Supply P, Allix-Beguec C, Cruz L, Desmond E, Kramer R, Lugo S, Rudrik J. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 May;50(5):1830-1.

Infection and transmission of Rift Valley fever viruses lacking the NSs and/or NSm genes in mosquitoes: potential role for NSm in mosquito infection
Crabtree MB, Kent Crockett RJ, Bird BH, Nichol ST, Erickson BR, Biggerstaff BJ, Horiuchi K, Miller BR. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 May;6(5):e1639.

Knowledge integration at the center of genomic medicine
Khoury MJ, Gwinn M, Dotson WD, Schully SD. Genet Med. 2012 May 3.

Surveillance of transmitted HIV drug resistance using matched plasma and dried blood spot specimens from voluntary counseling and testing sites in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2007-2008
Duc NB, Hien BT, Wagar N, Tram TH, Giang le T, Yang C, Wolfe MI, Hien NT, Tuan NA. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 May;54 Suppl 4:S343-7.

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