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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, February 14, 2013       Volume 30   Number 7


February is Heart Disease Month

February is Heart Disease Month-Happy Valentine's Day

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Features of the Week

The Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet)

Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week

Evidence on Genomic Tests

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Diseases of the Week

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Cystic Fibrosis

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Select Events

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Reports and Publications



Genomics in Practice

Public Health Sciences

Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

CTNNA3 (alpha-catenin) gene variants are associated with diisocyanate asthma: a replication study in a caucasian worker population
Bernstein DI, Kashon M, Lummus ZL, Johnson VJ, Fluharty K, Gautrin D, Malo JL, Cartier A, Boulet LP, Sastre J, Quirce S, Germolec D, Tarlo SM, Cruz MJ, Munoz X, Luster MI, Yucesoy B. Toxicol Sci. 2012 Jan;131(1):242-6.

Genetic modification of the association between peripubertal dioxin exposure and pubertal onset in a cohort of Russian boys
Humblet O, Korrick SA, Williams PL, Sergeyev O, Emond C, Birnbaum LS, Burns JS, Altshul LM, Patterson Jr DG, Turner WE, Lee MM, Revich B, Hauser R. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jan;121(1):111-117.

Genomics and autism spectrum disorder
Johnson NL, Giarelli E, Lewis C, Rice CE. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2013 Jan 31.

Systematic analysis of multi-walled carbon nanotube-induced cellular signaling and gene expression in human small airway epithelial cells
Snyder-Talkington BN, Pacurari M, Dong C, Leonard SS, Schwegler-Berry D, Castranova V, Qian Y, Guo NL. Toxicol Sci. 2013 Feb 1.

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