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Thursday, November 29, 2012 Volume 29 Number 22
Genetic Counseling & Cascade Screening
- CDC new blog: From Genetic Counseling in Individuals to Cascade Screening in Populations: An Emerging Role for Public Health Practice
- What is genetic counseling? National Society for Genetic Counselors
- Video: “Cascade genetic screening and public health practice: an idea whose time has come”
- Can genetic counseling be nondirective for validated genomic tests that can prevent disease?
- CDC information: COPD Homepage
- CDC Feature on COPD: More than 15 million adults may be living with COPD and millions more may be unaware they have it.
- CDC Surveillance: According to BRFSS data 6.3% of people in the U.S. have been told they have COPD.
- About 100,000 Americans have a genetic condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and are at increased risk for COPD. Find out more [PDF 960.81]
- Genetic factors are associated with COPD.
- Find out more about COPD Gene Study
- CDC Information on breast cancer screening
- NEJM Study: In last 30 years, screening mammography has only marginally reduced the rate at which women present with advanced cancer. Blyer A, Welsh HG, Nov 22
- Should screening be targeted to women at highest risk of dying from breast cancer? Strong family histories or genetic predispositions? New York Times Opinion Piece Nov 21
- Is mammography screening recommended for 40 year old women? Discussion New Engl J Med
- Population screening in the era of genomics-Review
- Polygenic susceptibility to prostate and breast cancer: implications for personalized screening? Review
- CDC information: Breast and ovarian cancer and family health history
- Women with strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer should be offered counseling for BRCA testing, USPSTF recommendation
- The benefits and harms of cancer screening- Commentary O Brawley, NCI Cancer Bulletin Nov 27
Integrating Medicine and Public Health in the Era of Genomics
- Public health and health care: Working together-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nov 2012
- VIDEO: A hopeful future for public health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- CDC article: Will genomics help heal or widen the schism between medicine and public health?
- CDC Article: The impact of genomics on public health practice: the case for change. Pub Health Genomics 2012
- CDC Blog: New strategies for public health genomics beyond newborn screening.
- CDC information: A framework for patient-centered health risk assessments
- CDC article: From P4 Medicine to P5 Medicine-integrating public health & health care to use new science for improving health
- CDC Working Group Guidelines: Assuring the quality of next generation sequencing in clinical practice
- CDC Workgroup Principles and Guidelines: Next-generation sequencing: standardization of clinical testing (Nex-StoCT) [PDF 490.80]
- Sequencing inches closer to the clinic: Neonatal, intellectual disorders identified
Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ JAMA. 2012;308(19):1961-1962.
- American Medical Association News: The mainstreaming of personalized medicine: Researchers say a data-driven approach is less than a few years away for specialists and less than a decade away for primary care physicians. Nov 26
- AMA meeting: Standards sought as clinical use of gene sequencing speeds up, Nov 26
- Special Issue: Bioinformatics approaches for metagenomic analysis-Briefings in Bioinformatics, Nov 2012
- Did you know: there are (at least) 20 applications of next-generation DNA sequencing? Nextgenseq blog, Nov 15
- BMC Genome Biology Blog Nov 23: How is personalized genomics changing medicine?
- Another “ome” in the making: the birth of the Epitranscriptome: deciphering the function of RNA modifications. Genome Biology Review Yogesh Saletore et al. Nov 2012
- Will insurance cover genome sequencing? Genwatch-Council for Responsible Genomics
- Genomics for primary care practitioners in 10 minutes or less-Video
Premature heart attacks-A million hearts & familial hypercholesterolemia
- Million Hearts Initiative
- We need your help to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Take the pledge today
- Stroke and heart attacks aren’t just for the old: More than 150,000K people under age 65 have one each year. Know your risk
- There are more than 600,000 people with familial hypercholesterolemia in US, most are not diagnosed & may have an early heart attack.
- Familial hypercholesterolemia in children and adolescents
Current Opinion in Lipidology, 11/20/2012 Clinical Article McCrindle BW
World AIDS Day: December 1st
- CDC feature: World AIDS day
- From AIDS.GOV: The 2012 theme for World AIDS Day is "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation"
- The Future of Genomics in HIV Medicine: Presentations and slides from the AIDS 2012 conference, July 2012, Washington DC
- Landmarks of the HIV genome
- One for all, all for one: Sanger Institute Blog: New method gets super-variable HIV genome sequences within reach Nov 23
Cost-effectiveness of alternating magnetic resonance imaging and digital mammography screening in BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation carriers
Cott Chubiz JE, et al. Cancer 2012 Nov
- Follow-up recommendations and risk-reduction initiatives for Lynch syndrome.
Guillén-Ponce C, et al. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2012 Oct;12(10):1359-67
Perinatal and family risk factors for Hodgkin Lymphoma in childhood through young adulthood
Crump C, et al. Am J Epidemiol 2012 Nov
Increased risk of breast cancer in women with NF1.
Madanikia SA, Bergner A, Ye X, Blakeley JO. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Dec;158A(12):3056-60.
- Gene that causes tumor disorder linked to increased breast cancer risk, EurekAlert, November 27
An algorithm for genetic testing of Serbian patients with demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth
Keckarevic Markovic MP, et al. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2012 Nov
The clinical utility of an SCN1A genetic diagnosis in infantile-onset epilepsy
Brunklaus A, et al. Dev Med Child Neurol 2012 Nov
Debating the clinical utility of direct-to-consumer genetic testing for addiction susceptibility
Borry P & Henneman L Addiction 2012 Dec;107(12):2076-7
- Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for addiction susceptibility: a premature commercialisation of doubtful validity and value
Mathews R., Hall W., Carter A Addiction 2012; 107: 2069–2074.
Screening and rapid molecular diagnosis of tuberculosis in prisons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A cost-effectiveness analysis
Daniel E. Winetsky, Diana M. Negoescu, Emilia H. DeMarchis, et al. 2012 PLoS Medicine Nov 27
- A simple gene test helps curb tuberculosis in prisons, MIT Technology Review, November 27
Guidelines and Recommendations
- NSGC practice guideline: prenatal screening and diagnostic testing options for chromosome aneuploidy
Wilson KL, et al. J Genet Couns 2012 Nov
Evaluation of genetic counseling among cystic fibrosis carriers, Michigan newborn screening
Kleyn MJ, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol 2012 Nov
Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in Serbia - a pilot study
Danijela R, et al. Pediatr Int 2012 Nov
Newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy gains support: Researchers to push for federal recommendation to have states add DMD test to newborn panel
Am J Med Genet A 2012 Dec;158A(12):viii-ix
Policy and Legislation
The perspective from EASAC and FEAM on direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health-related purposes
Fears R & Ter Meulen V Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Nov
- "Trust is not something you can reclaim easily": patenting in the field of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
Sterckx S, et al. Genet Med 2012 Nov
- AMA meeting: Standards sought as clinical use of gene sequencing speeds up, AMA News, November 26
Public Health Sciences
Epigenome-wide association study in the European Prospective Investigation into cancer and nutrition (EPIC-Turin) identifies novel genetic loci associated with smoking
Shenker NS, et al. Hum Mol Genet 2012 Nov
Incidental findings in genetic research and clinical diagnostic tests: A systematic review
Jackson L, et al. Am J Med Genet A 2012 Dec;158A(12):3159-67
- Daily dose of toxics to be tracked
Ewen Callaway Nature 2012 Nov 27
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease: Essential public health roles for birth defects monitoring programs
Olney RS & Botto LD Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2012 Nov
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