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Thursday, November 15, 2012 Volume 29 Number 20
CDC Genomics & Laboratory Practice: Assuring the Quality of Next Generation Sequencing
- Next Generation Sequencing: Standardization of Clinical Testing CDC Working Groups
- CDC Working Group Guidelines: Assuring the Quality of Next Generation Sequencing in Clinical Practice
- Next-generation Sequencing: Standardization of Clinical Testing (Nex-StoCT)Workgroup Principles and Guidelines [PDF 490.80 KB]
- March of Dimes: World Prematurity Day November 17
- CDC Feature: Prematurity Awareness
- Each year, premature (preterm) birth affects nearly 500,000 babies—that's 1 of every 8 infants born in the United States
- A risk factor for premature birth is having a previous premature birth
- Genetic and environmental factors both play a role in increasing the risk of prematurity
- Presidential Proclamation -- National Diabetes Month, 2012
- Healthy habits can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Learn more by watching this video
- National Diabetes Education Program: If you have diabetes, 5 questions to ask healthcare team: Question #3 Are my children at risk?
- CDC Information: Family Health History
- CDC information: Check Your Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
- CDC Feature: Epilepsy Awareness
- If you have a family history of epilepsy, you may be at an increased risk of developing a seizure disorder, MayoClinic
- Find out about genes associated with epilepsy via HuGENavigator
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
- All about Alzheimer’s, PLoS Blog, November 9
- CDC Feature: Alzheimer’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease has both genetic and environmental risk factors, Alzheimer’s Association
- The genetics of Alzheimer's disease.
Bertram L, Tanzi RE. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2012;107:79-100.
- Variant of TREM2 Associated with the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Jonsson T et al. New Engl J Med Nov 15
- Variant TREM2 as Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease
Harald Neumann, and Mark J. Daly, 2012 New Engl J Med Nov 14
- Check out genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease via HuGE Navigator and GWAS Integrator
Genomics, Genetic Testing and Eye Diseases
- Recommendations for Genetic Testing of Inherited Eye Diseases: Report of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Task Force on Genetic Testing - November 2012
- American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends Offering genetic testing to patients with clinical findings suggestive of a Mendelian disorder with identified gene(s)
- American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends against routine genetic testing for complex disorders like age-related macular degeneration
- Find out which genes are associated with macular degeneration
Whole Genome Sequencing- Bioinformatics
- Bioinformatics contest to interpret DNA sequence of sick kids: the shape of things to come
- Can unexplained intellectual disability be explained by whole exome sequencing?
- The era of whole-genome sequencing has arrived, New York Genome Center
- ClinVar preview: National Library of Medicine database of information about sequence variation & its relationship to human health
- 10-min video "Whole Genome Sequencing and You" from Mount Sinai Medical School Nov 8
- Training videos & slides on clinical applications of next generation sequencing, Harvard Medical School
- Genome sequencing in microbiology characterizes pathogens & tracks their evolution & spread, Nature Biotechnology News and Views, Nov 2012
- 2012 8th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference, November 28-29
- Genomic medicine: What it is, what it isn’t, what it may become, Genetics and your health, November 9
- Use of whole-genome sequencing for outbreak investigations, Lancet Infectious Diseases
- Whole-genome sequencing for analysis of an outbreak of MRSA, Lancet Infectious Diseases
Great American Smokeout November 15, 2012
- The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day
- Great American Smokeout — November 15, 2012, CDC MMWR Report
- CDC blog: “But my great aunt smoked every day and lived to be 100”: no easy answers through genetics-quit smoking now
Adding age and genetic risk to PSA test could improve screening for prostate cancer
Kmietowicz Z BMJ 2012;345:e7467
Genetics, inheritance and strategies for prevention in populations at high risk of colorectal cancer (CRC)
Burn J, et al. Recent Results Cancer Res 2013;191:157-83
Long-term effect of resistant starch on cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer: an analysis from the CAPP2 randomised controlled trial
Mathers JC, et al. Lancet Oncol 2012 Nov
Multi-purpose utility of circulating plasma DNA testing in patients with advanced cancers
Perkins G, et al. PLoS One 2012;7(11):e47020
The 21-gene recurrence score assay impacts adjuvant therapy recommendations for ER-positive, node-negative and node-positive early breast cancer resulting in a risk-adapted change in chemotherapy use
Eiermann W, et al. Ann Oncol 2012 Nov
A prognostic assay to identify patients at high risk of mortality despite small, node-negative lung tumors.
Kratz JR, Van den Eeden SK, He J, et al. JAMA. 2012 Oct 24;308(16):1629-31
- Lung cancer odds better with gene test, San Francisco Chronicle, November 13
Genetic testing in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: A cost-effectiveness analysis
Lala A, et al. J Thromb Haemost 2012 Nov
Talking (or not) about family health history in families of Latino young adults
Corona R, et al. Health Educ Behav 2012 Nov
Genomics in Practice
Gene-diet interactions in complex disease: Current findings and relevance for public health
Qi L Curr Nutr Rep 2012 Dec;1(4):222-7
Statin treatment of children with familial hypercholesterolemia - Trying to balance incomplete evidence of long-term safety and clinical accountability: Are we approaching a consensus?
Vuorio A, et al. Atherosclerosis 2012 Oct
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of primary stroke prevention in children with sickle cell disease: a systematic review and economic evaluation
Cherry M, et al. Health Technol Assess 2012 Nov;16(43):1-129
A risk-benefit analysis of factor V Leiden testing to improve pregnancy outcomes: a case study of the capabilities of decision modeling in genomics
Bajaj PS & Veenstra DL Genet Med 2012 Nov
Informed consent in direct-to-consumer personal genome testing: The outline of a model between specific and generic consent
Bunnik EM, et al. Bioethics 2012 Nov
Direct-to-consumer genomics reinvents itself
Malorye Allison (2012) Nature Biotechnology 30:1027–1029
Guidelines and Recommendations
Informed choice for newborn blood spot screening in the United Kingdom: A survey of parental perceptions
Nicholls SG & Southern KW Pediatrics 2012 Nov
Research results: preserving newborn blood samples.
Lewis MH, Scheurer ME, Green RC, McGuire AL. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Nov 7;4(159):159cm12
- Newborn screening samples can serve as a resource to promote public and individual health, Genetics and Public Policy Center, November 9
- State profiles on newborn screening including residual blood spot retention and use
Public Health Sciences
Going back to the future with Guthrie-powered epigenome-wide association studies
Cruickshank MN, et al. Genome Med 2012 Oct;4(10):83
Risk alleles in CFH and ARMS2 and the long-term natural history of age-related macular degeneration: The Beaver Dam Eye Study
Ronald Klein, Chelsea E. Myers, Stacy M. Meuer, et al.2012 Arch Ophthalmol Nov 8
- Study examines genetics, incidence of age-related macular degeneration, Medical News Today, November 13
Common genetic variants in the CLDN2 and PRSS1-PRSS2 loci alter risk for alcohol-related and sporadic pancreatitis
David C Whitcomb, Jessica LaRusch, Alyssa M Krasinskas, et al. 2012 Nature Genetics Nov 11
- Genetic link between pancreatitis and alcohol consumption, Medical Xpress, November 12
- DNA 'telomere' length tied to aging, death risk, Medline Plus, November 8
- Significant relationship between mortality and telomere length discovered, Science Daily, November 8
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Clinical application of a multiplex real-time PCR assay for simultaneous detection of Legionella species, Legionella pneumophila and Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1
Benitez AJ, Winchell JM. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Nov 7.
Assessment of Rickettsia spp. and R. rickettsii real-time PCR assay performance on banked clinical samples
Kato CY, Chung IH, Robinson LK, Austin AL, Dasch GA, Massung RF. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Nov 7.
Host mTORC1 signaling regulates Andes virus replication
McNulty S, Flint M, Nichol ST, Spiropoulou CF. J Virol. 2012 Nov 7.
Testing the feasibility of a National Spina Bifida Patient Registry
Thibadeau JK, Ward EA, Soe MM, Liu T, Swanson M, Sawin KJ, Freeman KA, Castillo H, Rauen K, Schechter MS. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2012 Nov 2.
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