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Thursday, October 18, 2012 Volume 29 Number 16
Cascade Screening and Public Health Action in Genomics
- New CDC Blog: New Strategies in Public Health Genomics Beyond Newborn Screening: Working meeting and action plan to save lives now
- New CDC article: Public Health Action in Genomics Is Now Needed beyond Newborn Screening
- JAMA Article: Identification of Lynch Syndrome among patients with colorectal cancer
- Wenter’s story: Familial Hypercholesterolemia- it is common, treatable and affects others in your family
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia journeys: FH is not an individual diagnosis, it is a family diagnosis
- CDC podcast on cascade screening in Familial Hypercholesterolemia: what should healthcare providers know?
- Family matters in health care delivery-health systems rarely support patient-family-clinician partnerships
- Current CDC outbreak public health investigations: meningitis, salmonella, listeriosis & more
- CDC multistate meningitis outbreak investigation
- Fighting Outbreaks with Bacterial Genomics: Case Review and Workflow Proposal.
Cheung MK, Kwan HS. Public Health Genomics. 2012 Oct 3
- Outbreak of Mycobacterium mucogenicum Bloodstream Infections among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in an Outpatient Setting.
Ashraf MS, Swinker M, Augustino KL, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Nov;33
Genomics Training and Competencies
- Training clinicians AND public health professionals is crucial for the success of genomics in improving health, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society 2011 report and recommendations [PDF 2.55 MB]
- CDC Genomic competencies for the Public Health Workforce, a decade later
- Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics
- The Emerging Role of Genomics in Physician Assistant Practice
- Pharmacist education in the era of genomic medicine
Return of Individual Results of Genomic Research.
- Genomic inheritances: disclosing individual research results from whole-exome sequencing to deceased participants' relatives.
Chan B, Facio FM, Eidem H, et al. Am J Bioeth. 2012 Oct;12(10):1-8
- Beneficence, clinical urgency, and the return of individual research results to relatives.
Fullerton SM, Trinidad SB, Jarvik GP, Burke W. Am J Bioeth. 2012 Oct;12(10):9-10.
- Disclosing individual genetic research results to deceased participants' relatives by means of a qualified disclosure policy.
Bredenoord AL, van Delden JJ. Am J Bioeth. 2012 Oct;12(10):10-2.
- Disclosing results to genomic research participants: differences that matter.
Blasimme A, Soulier A, Julia S, et al. Am J Bioeth. 2012 Oct;12(10):20-2.
- Personal genetic test to assess benefit from aerobic exercise? Many questions remain.
- Physical activity for every one: CDC information on benefits of exercise
- CDC paper: scientific foundation of personal genomics: recommendations for research
- CDC paper: personal utility and genomic information: look before you leap
- Scientific American Blog: $1000 Genome is here: but not ready for routine clinical practice
- To ban or not to ban? Clinical geneticists' views on the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
- Global Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing Industry, Sacramento Bee, October 17
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- CDC feature: Learn what factors can increase your chance of getting breast cancer
- CDC feature: Learn how family history increases risk of getting breast cancer
- CDC information: Genetic testing for breast/ovarian cancer
- Being young, female, and BRCA positive
- Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Counseling (PDQ®) - National Cancer Institute
- Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer-Interview with Dr Judy Garber-October 17, 2012
October is Spina Bifida Month
- CDC Information: What Should You know About Spina Bifida?
- Read Nancy’s Story
- A small proportion of spina bifida cases run in families: information from National Library of Medicine
- Find out information about genes associated with spina bifida and other neural tube defects from the HuGE Navigator
- Is the recommended daily dose of folic acid enough for everyone? Women with previously affected pregnancy may need a higher dose to prevent spina bifida
A Comprehensive Genetic Approach for Improving Prediction of Skin Cancer Risk in Humans
Vazquez AI, et al. Genetics 2012 Oct
First-Degree Relatives of Colorectal Cancer Patients Are Likely to Show Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia despite a Negative Fecal Immunochemical Test
Cha JM, et al. Digestion 2012 Oct;86(4):283-7
Increased primary healthcare utilisation among women with a history of breast cancer
Roorda C, et al. Support Care Cancer 2012 Oct
Knowledge and perceptions of familial and genetic risks for breast cancer risk in adolescent girls
Bradbury AR, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 Oct
Receipt of Genetic Counseling Recommendation Among Black Women at High Risk for BRCA Mutations
Thompson HS, et al. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2012 Oct
Is multiple SNP testing in BRCA2 and BRCA1 female carriers ready for use in clinical practice? Results from a large Genetic Centre in the UK.
Ingham SL, Warwick J, Byers H, et al. Clin Genet. 2012 Oct 10.
Identification of Lynch Syndrome Among Patients With Colorectal Cancer
Leticia Moreira; Francesc Balaguer; Noralane Lindor et al. JAMA 2012; 308(15): 1555-1565.
- Gene screening tops in finding Lynch Syndrome, Medpage Today, October 16
- The secret to success: Eliciting a thorough cancer family history, Onc Live, October 11
Comparison of Family History and SNPs for Predicting Risk of Complex Disease
Chuong B. Do, David A. Hinds, Uta Francke, et al. PLoS Genetics 8(10): e1002973
- The link between family history and risk of type 2 diabetes is not explained by anthropometric, lifestyle or genetic risk factors: the EPIC-InterAct study
Diabetologia 2012 Sep
Genomics in Practice
Personalized Genomics and the Rhetoric of Patient Empowerment,
Eric T. Juengst, Michael A. Flatt, and Richard Settersten, Jr., Hastings Center Report 42, no. 5 (2012): 34-40.
- Personalized genomic medicine: How much can it really empower patients? EurekAlert, October 15
- Clinicians' views on introducing epidermal growth factor receptor testing in New Zealand
Batten LS, et al. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2012 Oct
- The challenge of implementing genetic tests with clinical utility while avoiding unsound applications
Cornel MC, et al. J Community Genet 2012 Oct
- Uptake of Cardiac Screening and Genetic Testing Among Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy Families
Miller EM, et al. J Genet Couns 2012 Oct
Clinical Utility Gene Card for: campomelic dysplasia
Scherer G, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Oct
Clinical Utility Gene Card for: incontinentia pigmenti
Fusco F, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Oct
Screening criteria: the need to deal with new developments and ethical issues in newborn metabolic screening
Forman J, et al. J Community Genet 2012 Oct
Combinatorial Pharmacogenetic Interactions of Bucindolol and β1, α2C Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphisms
O'Connor, C., et al. PLoS ONE 7(10): e44324
- Two-gene test predicts which patients with heart failure respond best to beta-blocker drug, study finds, Medical Xpress, October 16
Public Health Sciences
The use of a Toolkit for health needs assessment on neural tube defects in Argentina
Groisman B, et al. J Community Genet 2012 Oct
Stronger effect of amyloid load than APOE genotype on cognitive decline in healthy older adults
Y. Y. Lim, K. A. Ellis, R. H. Pietrzak, et al. Neurology, 2012; 79 (16): 1645
- Plaque build-up in your brain may be more harmful than having Alzheimer's gene, Science Daily, October 15
- Peripheral Blood Gene Expression as a Novel Genomic Biomarker in Complicated Sarcoidosis
Zhou T, Zhang W, Sweiss NJ, et al. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44818.
CDC authors are indicated in bold
Human papillomavirus genotypes in high grade cervical lesions in the United States
Hariri S, Unger ER, Powell SE, Bauer HM, Bennett NM, Bloch KC, Niccolai LM, Schafer S, Steinau M, Markowitz LE. J Infect Dis. 2012 Oct 8.
WHO recommendations for the viruses to be used in the 2012 Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine: epidemiology, antigenic and genetic characteristics of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2) and B influenza viruses collected from February to September 2011
Klimov AI, Garten R, Russell C, Barr IG, Besselaar TG, Daniels R, Engelhardt OG, Grohmann G, Itamura S, Kelso A, McCauley J, Odagiri T, Smith D, Tashiro M, Xu X, Webby R, Wang D, Ye Z, Yuelong S, Zhang W, Cox N. Vaccine. 2012 Oct 5;30(45):6461-71.
Genetic diversity among Clostridium botulinum strains harboring bont/A2 and bont/A3 genes
Luquez C, Raphael BH, Joseph LA, Meno SR, Fernandez RA, Maslanka SE. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Oct 5.
Complete genome sequence of Ikoma lyssavirus
Marston DA, Ellis RJ, Horton DL, Kuzmin IV, Wise EL, McElhinney LM, Banyard AC, Ngeleja C, Keyyu J, Cleaveland S, Lembo T, Rupprecht CE, Fooks AR. J Virol. 2012 Sep;86(18):10242-3.
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