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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 24, 2012       Volume 28   Number 21

Spotlight

globe- text: Sharing the Burden of Obesity

Evidence on Gene-Environment Interaction: How do we know it is there?



Genomic Pulse

  • Between 2001 and 2010, more than 57,000 articles were published on gene-disease associations.  Gene-environment interaction was mentioned explicitly only in 17% of published abstracts, almost half of which focused on gene-drug interactions. To find out more, click here



Announcements



Topics of the Week


Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Genetic Testing in Practice

Policy and Legislation

Public Health Sciences

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications


CDC authors are indicated in bold

Convergence and coevolution of Hepatitis B virus drug resistance
Thai H, Campo DS, Lara J, Dimitrova Z, Ramachandran S, Xia G, Ganova-Raeva L, Teo CG, Lok A, Khudyakov Y.
Nat Commun. 2012 ;3:789.

Evidence of purifying selection on merozoite surface protein 8 (MSP8) and 10 (MSP10) in Plasmodium spp
Pacheco MA, Elango AP, Rahman AA, Fisher D, Collins WE, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA.
Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Jul;12(5):978-86.

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