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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 30   Number 24   June 13 - June 20, 2013

Spotlight: Men's Health Week & Father's Day

grandfather, father and boy

CDC information:

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a healthier and productive life.

Know your family health history, it can save your life

Should I get screened for prostate cancer?

This Father’s Day, give your heart a checkup

Heart disease and family history- Know your ABCs and your F too

Celebrate dads who live smoke-free lives

If you have family history of smoking related diseases, you are at increased risk from smoking: stop smoking now  


Features of the Week

Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patents

Impact of Genomics on Economy and Health

Cancer Screening in the Age of Genomics

Prostate Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening

Stratified Screening on the Basis of Genomics?

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Diseases of the Week


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Select Events

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Reports and Publications


Ethics, Policy and Law

Family History

Genomics in Practice

Genomic Tests

Guidelines and Recommendations

Newborn Screening


Prenatal Screening

Public Health Sciences

Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology

Tools and Databases

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Genetic and phenotypic characterization of manufacturing seeds for a tetravalent dengue vaccine (DENVax)
Huang CY, Kinney RM, Livengood JA, Bolling B, Arguello JJ, Luy BE, Silengo SJ, Boroughs KL, Stovall JL, Kalanidhi AP, Brault AC, Osorio JE, Stinchcomb DT. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 May;7(5):e2243.

Mortality risk of black women and white women with invasive breast cancer by hormone receptors, HER2, and p53 status
Ma H, Lu Y, Malone KE, Marchbanks PA, Deapen DM, Spirtas R, Burkman RT, Strom BL, McDonald JA, Folger SG, Simon MS, Sullivan-Halley J, Press MF, Bernstein L. BMC Cancer. 2013 ;13:225.

Hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B virus: family matters
McMahon BJ. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jun 1.

The genome sequence of Lone Star virus, a highly divergent bunyavirus found in the Amblyomma americanum tick
Swei A, Russell BJ, Naccache SN, Kabre B, Veeraraghavan N, Pilgard MA, Johnson BJ, Chiu CY. PLoS One. 2013 ;8(4):e62083.

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