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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 30   Number 17   April 25 -May 2, 2013


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Human Genome Project 10th Anniversary: What is the Role of Public Health?

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Features of the Week

Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol, Genomics and Health

The Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator

Poliomyelitis and Genetic Primary Immune Deficiencies

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Diseases of the Week

Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young

Cystic Fibrosis

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Select Events

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Reports and Publications


Genomics in Practice

Guidelines and Recommendations

Public Health Sciences

Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Are randomized trials obsolete or more important than ever in the genomic era?
John PA Ioannidis and Muin J Khoury Genome Medicine 2013, 5:32 Apr 18

Cancer prevention for the next generation
Mary C. White, Lucy A. Peipins,  Meg Watson,  Katrina F. Trivers,  Dawn M. Holman, , Juan L. Rodriguez Journal Adolescent Health, May 2013

Is there evidence of the new variant Chlamydia trachomatis in the United States?
Won H, Ramachandran P, Steece R, Van Der Pol B, Moncada J, Schachter J, Gaydos C. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 May;40(5):352-3

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