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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, October 11, 2012       Volume 29   Number 15


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Outbreak Investigations



Consumer Genomics

New Strategies in Public Health Genomics Beyond Newborn Screening

Genomic Medicine Infrastructure: Training and Electronic Health Records

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • There is limited literature on genetics of SIDS: Since 2001, 65 genetic association studies have been conducted with no meta analyses or genome wide association studies-Check out the HuGE Navigator

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Topics of the Week


Genomics in Practice

Genomic Testing

Newborn Screening


Public Health Sciences

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Survey and genetic characterization of wastewater in Tunisia for Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, Enterocytozoon bieneusi, Cyclospora cayetanensis and Eimeria spp
Ben Ayed L, Yang W, Widmer G, Cama V, Ortega Y, Xiao L. J Water Health. 2012 Sep;10(3):431-44.

Genome sequences for six Rhodanobacter strains, isolated from soils and the terrestrial subsurface, with variable denitrification capabilities
Kostka JE, Green SJ, Rishishwar L, Prakash O, Katz LS, Marino-Ramirez L, Jordan IK, Munk C, Ivanova N, Mikhailova N, Watson DB, Brown SD, Palumbo AV, Brooks SC. J Bacteriol. 2012 Aug;194(16):4461-2.

Personalized medicine in major depressive disorder - opportunities and pitfalls
Miller DB, O'Callaghan JP. Metabolism. 2012 Sep 25.

Association of nucleotide polymorphisms within the O-antigen gene cluster of Escherichia coli O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145 with serogroups and genetic subtypes
Norman KN, Strockbine NA, Bono JL. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Sep;78(18):6689-703.

Health behaviors and cancer screening among Californians with a family history of cancer
Townsend JS, Steele CB, Richardson LC, Stewart SL. Genet Med. 2012 Sep 27.

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