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Volume 31   Number 23   December 12-19, 2013About the Update


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January 28-30 ~ Boston, MA

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January 29 - February 1 ~ San Diego, CA

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Reports and Publications

Ethics, Policy and Law

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Preferences for results delivery from exome sequencing/genome sequencing
Martha F. Wright . Genetics in Medicine, Dec 5

Public Health Sciences

Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

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Gene therapy approach for haemoglobinopathies, PHG Foundation, Dec 11

siRNAs: Small molecules that pack a big punch, by Francis Collins, NIH Director's Blog, Dec 11

Insurers question health benefits of some genetic tests, by Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, Dec 10

Qatar Genome launched. Project is road map for future treatment of personalized medicine, by Habib Toumi, Qatar News, Dec 10

Don't count on insurance to pay for genetic tests, by Michelle Andrews, National Public Radio, Dec 10 

Driving forward infectious disease genomics, by Christine McCartney , Public Health Matters England, Dec 9

The global impact of genomics: Interview with Stylianos Antonarakis, by Mark Wanner, Genetics and Your Health blog post, Dec 9

Singularity: Reading our genes like computer code,  by Jane Wakefield, BBC News, Dec 9

Up to 100,000 people in Saudi Arabia are to have their genetic codes mapped in a new human genome project, BBC News, Dec 8

Building the next generation of quantitative biologists.
Pattin KA et al. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2014;19:417-21.

Gene therapy keeps 'Bubble boy' disease at bay in 8 children, by Richard Knox, National Public Radio, Dec 7

Gene therapy -- a technological challenge, but we're good at meeting technological challenges, byAnne Buchanan, The Mermaid Blog, Decr 6

CRISPR for cures? Studies in mice and human stem cells demonstrate that the genome-editing technique CRISPR can correct disease-causing mutations, by Kerry Grens, The Scientist, Dec 5

Popular science: Get the word out Writing science books for the public is rewarding, but can take a lot of time — and financial gain is uncertain, by Sarah Webb, Nature, Dec 6

Education: Genetics in the schoolroom, by Erika Check Hayden, Nature, Dec 4

Genomics boosting cancer war, by Bradley J. Fikes, Biotech, Dec 4

Microbiome candy: Could a probiotic mint help prevent cavities? By Michaeleen Doucleff, National Public Radio, Dec 10

Tools and Databases

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The NHGRI GWAS catalog, a curated resource of SNP-trait associations
Welter D, et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2013 Dec

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Developing a public health-tracking system for follow-up of newborn screening metabolic conditions: a four-state pilot project structure and initial findings
Hinton CF, Mai CT, Nabukera SK, Botto LD, Feuchtbaum L, Romitti PA, Wang Y, Piper KN, Olney RS. Genet Med. 2013 Dec 5

Potential increased risk of cancer from commonly used medications: an umbrella review of meta-analyses.
Ioannidis JP, Zhou Y, Chang CQ, Schully SD, Khoury MJ, Freedman AN. Ann Oncology, December 4, 2013

Elimination of Endemic Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome From the Western Hemisphere: The US Experience.
Papania MJ, Wallace GS, Rota PA, Icenogle JP, Fiebelkorn AP, Armstrong GL, Reef SE, Redd SB, Abernathy ES, Barskey AE, Hao L, McLean HQ, Rota JS, Bellini WJ, Seward JF. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Dec 5.

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