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Volume 30   Number 15   April 11-18, 2013


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JAMA Issue on Genomic Medicine-10th Anniversary of Completion of the Human Genome Project

Selected Articles from the JAMA Apr 10, 2013 issue:

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Features of the Week

Genomic Tools for Public Health Emergency Response

Binning the Human Genome: Reporting Incidental Findings in Clinical Genome Sequencing

CDC Tips Campaign 2013

Cancer Epidemiology in the 21st Century

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Diseases of the Week

World Health Day: Focus on High Blood Pressure

April is Autism Awareness Month

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Select Events

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Reports and Publications


Ethics, Policy & Law

Genomics in Practice

Genomic Tests

Guidelines and Recommendations

Newborn Screening


Public Health Sciences

Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology

Tools and Databases

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Molecular evolution of viruses of the family Filoviridae based on 97 whole-genome sequences
Carroll SA, Towner JS, Sealy TK, McMullan LK, Khristova ML, Burt FJ, Swanepoel R, Rollin PE, Nichol ST. J Virol. 2013 Mar;87(5):2608-16.

Historical shifts in Brazilian P. falciparum population structure and drug resistance alleles
Griffing SM, Viana GM, Mixson-Hayden T, Sridaran S, Alam MT, de Oliveira AM, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA, Povoa MM, Udhayakumar V. PLoS One. 2013 ;8(3):e58984.

Recent advances in research of HIV infection: implications of viral and host genetics on treatment and prevention
Haaland RE, Johnson JA, Tang J. Public Health Genomics. 2013 ;16(1-2):31-6.

Malaria diagnostics and surveillance in the post-genomic era
Lucchi NW, Oberstaller J, Kissinger JC, Udhayakumar V. Public Health Genomics. 2013 ;16(1-2):37-43.

Poor immune responses of newborn rhesus macaques to measles virus DNA vaccines expressing the hemagglutinin and fusion glycoproteins
Polack FP, Lydy SL, Lee SH, Rota PA, Bellini WJ, Adams RJ, Robinson HL, Griffin DE. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Feb;20(2):205-10.

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