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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, November 15, 2012       Volume 29   Number 20



CDC Genomics & Laboratory Practice: Assuring the Quality of Next Generation Sequencing


November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Genomics, Genetic Testing and Eye Diseases

Whole Genome Sequencing- Bioinformatics

Great American Smokeout November 15, 2012

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Publications of the Week


Cardiovascular Disease

Family History


Genomics in Practice

Genomic Testing

Guidelines and Recommendations

Newborn Screening

Public Health Sciences

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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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