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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 31   Number 24   December 19-24, 2013About the Update


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Assessing Genomic Sequencing Information for Health Care Decision Making: A Workshop
Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health  
February 3 ~ Washington, DC

Cancer Epigenetics (Q1)
February 4-9 ~ Santa Fe, NM

Genomic Disorders 2014: The Genomics of Rare Diseases
March 5-7 ~ Cambridge, UK

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Reports and Publications

Genomic Tests

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Genetic testing may help direct treatment in epilepsy, Medscape, Dec 17 [by free subscription only]

Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

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The emerging agenda of stratified medicine in neurology.
Paul M. Matthews Nature Reviews Neurology, Dec 10 

Post-GWAS: where next? More samples, more SNPs or more biology? P Marjoram et al. Heredity, Jan 2014

365 days: 2013 in review, Nature News, Dec 18

European bioinformatics infrastructure ELIXIR launched, by Philippa Brice, PHG Foundation, Dec 18

Do you really want to know what your genetic code says about you? Forbes, Dec 17

The start of a journey, Ewan's Blog-Bioinformatician at large, Dec 17

Realising genomics in clinical practice, PHG Foundation, Dec 17

Smoking changes our genes, Uppsala University, Dec 17

Author post: Joint analysis of functional genomic data and genome-wide association studies of 18 human traits, Joe Pickrell, Haldane’s Sieve, Dec 16

Dual 'hidden' meaning within DNA code discovered, by Philippa Brice PHG Foundation, Dec 16

Harvard geneticist George Church on genome testing: “I wouldn’t wait. I didn’t wait.” By Callum Borchers, Boston Globe, Dec 13

Charting the RNA epigenome,  Leah Eisenstadt, Broad Institute Blog, Dec 13

Education in Computational Biology Today and Tomorrow, PloS Computational Biology, Dec 13

Utah Genome Project aims to sequence several thousand individuals from variety of disease cohorts, Genome Web, Dec 11 [by free subscription only]

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Recommendations for returning genomic incidental findings? We need to talk!
Burke W, Matheny Antommaria AH, Bennett R, Botkin J, Clayton EW, Henderson GE, Holm IA, et al. Genet Med. 2013 Nov;15(11):854-9.

Identification of vaccine-derived polioviruses using dual-stage real-time RT-PCR.
Kilpatrick DR, Ching K, Iber J, Chen Q, Yang SJ, De L, Williams AJ, Mandelbaum M, Sun H, Oberste MS, Kew OM. J Virol Methods. 2013 Dec 6.

Personal history of diabetes, genetic susceptibility to diabetes, and risk of brain glioma: a pooled analysis of observational studies
Kitahara CM, Linet M, Brenner AV, Wang SS, Melin B, Wang Z, Inskip PD, Beane Freeman L, Braganza MZ, Carreon T, Feychting M, Gaziano JM, Peters U, Purdue MP, Ruder A, Sesso HD, Shu XO, Waters M, White E, Zheng W, Hoover RN, Fraumeni JF, Chatterjee N, Yeager M, Chanock SJ, Hartge P, Rajaraman P. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Nov 12.

Epigenetic research in cancer epidemiology: Trends, opportunities, and challenges.
Verma M, Rogers S, Divi RL, Schully SD, Nelson S, Su LJ, Ross S, Pilch S, Winn DM, Khoury MJ. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Dec 10

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