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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 21, 2013       Volume 30   Number 8


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Genetic Testing and Population Screening for Common Diseases

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Features of the Week

February is Heart Disease Month

Human Telomeres in Health and Disease

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Diseases of the Week

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Muscular Dystrophy

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Select Events

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Funding Opportunities

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Reports and Publications


Family History

Genomics in Practice

Genomic Tests

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

Proportion of neural tube defects attributable to known risk factors
Agopian AJ, Tinker SC, Lupo PJ, Canfield MA, Mitchell LE.
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2013 January;97(1):42-46.

Provocative questions in cancer epidemiology in a time of scientific innovation and budgetary constraints
Lam TK,  Sheri D. Schully, Scott Rogers, Rachel Benkeser, Britt C. Reid, and Muin J. Khoury Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention

Molecular evolution of lineage 2 West Nile virus
McMullen AR, Albayrak H, May FJ, Davis CT, Beasley DW, Barrett AD. J Gen Virol. 2013 Feb;94(Pt 2):318-25.

Narcolepsy as an adverse event following immunization: case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis and presentation
Poli F, Overeem S, Lammers GJ, Plazzi G, Lecendreux M, Bassetti CL, Dauvilliers Y, Keene D, Khatami R, Li Y, Mayer G, Nohynek H, Pahud B, Paiva T, Partinen M, Scammell TE, Shimabukuro T, Sturkenboom M, van Dinther K, Wiznitzer M, Bonhoeffer J. Vaccine. 2013 Jan 30;31(6):994-1007.

Surveillance of Parapoxvirus among ruminants in Virginia and Connecticut
Roess AA, McCollum AM, Gruszynski K, Zhao H, Davidson W, Lafon N, Engelmeyer T, Moyer B, Godfrey C, Kilpatrick H, Labonte A, Murphy J, Carroll DS, Li Y, Damon IK. Zoonoses Public Health. 2013 Feb 8.

Comparison of biochemical and molecular tests for detecting insecticide resistance due to insensitive acetylcholinesterase in Culex quinquefasciatus
Scott ML, McAllister JC. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2012 Dec;28(4):323-6.

Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 12F in Alaska: insights from molecular characterization of isolates associated with rural community outbreaks
Zulz T, Wenger JD, Rudolph K, Robinson DA, Rakov AV, Bruden D, Singleton RJ, Bruce MG, Hennessy TW. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Feb 13.

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