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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, September 6, 2012       Volume 29   Number 10


Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

New CDC Blog Post: Now Watch This: Genomic Epidemiology

CDC Feature: September is Sickle Cell Awareness and Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

High Blood Pressure, Genetics, and Family History

Encyclopedia of DNA Elements: ENCODE
How to interpret health implications of human genome variation?
Genome-Based Therapeutics: Targeted Drug Discovery and Development - IOM Workshop Summary


Topics of the Week


Cardiovascular Disease


Genomics in Practice

Guidelines and Recommendations

Newborn Screening

Policy and Legislation

Prenatal Testing

Public Health Sciences

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Association between adult height, genetic susceptibility and risk of glioma
Kitahara CM, Wang SS, Melin BS, Wang Z, Braganza M, Inskip PD, Albanes D, Andersson U, Beane Freeman LE, Buring JE, Carreon T, Feychting M, Gapstur SM, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Hallmans G, Hankinson SE, Henriksson R, Hsing AW, Johansen C, Linet MS, McKean-Cowdin R, Michaud DS, Peters U, Purdue MP, Rothman N, Ruder AM, Sesso HD, Severi G, Shu XO, Stevens VL, Visvanathan K, Waters MA, White E, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Hoover R, Fraumeni JF, Chatterjee N, Yeager M, Chanock SJ, Hartge P, Rajaraman P. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;41(4):1075-1085.

Decision analysis, economic evaluation, and newborn screening: challenges and opportunities
Prosser LA, Grosse SD, Kemper AR, Tarini BA, Perrin JM. Genet Med. 2012 August;14(8):703-712.

Sensitive and specific detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in clinical specimens using a multi-target real-time PCR approach
Qvarnstrom Y, Schijman AG, Veron V, Aznar C, Steurer F, da Silva AJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 Jul;6(7):e1689.

Varenicline for smoking cessation: nausea severity and variation in nicotinic receptor genes
Swan GE, Javitz HS, Jack LM, Wessel J, Michel M, Hinds DA, Stokowksi RP, McClure JB, Catz SL, Richards J, Zbikowski SM, Deprey M, McAfee T, Conti DV, Bergen AW. Pharmacogenomics J. 2012 Aug;12(4):349-58.

Simian genogroup I picobirnaviruses: prevalence, genetic diversity, and zoonotic potential
Wang Y, Banyai K, Tu X, Jiang B. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Aug;50(8):2779-82.

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