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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 30   Number 18   May 2-9, 2013


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Online Human Genomic Databases for Health Research & Practice

The Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator (HuGE Navigator):

The Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Knowledge Base (GAPPKb)

NIH Genetic Testing Registry (GTR)
  • The GTR is housed at the National Center for Biotechnology Information - it has info on 3000 genetic tests for 2100 diseases- Check it out
  • NIH director’s blog: An evolving app for genetic tests, Apr 30

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Features of the Week

Malaria and World Health: The Role of Genomics

Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness: The Role of Genomics

DNA at Age 60

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Diseases of the Week

Premature Birth

May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

May is High Blood Pressure Month

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Select Events

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Reports and Publications


Ethics, Policy & Law

Family History

Genomic Tests

Guidelines and Recommendations

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

The arrival of genomic medicine to the clinic is only the beginning of the journey
Evans JP, Khoury MJ. Genet Med. 2013 Apr;15(4):268-9.

Genetic relatedness of dengue viruses in Key West, Florida, USA, 2009-2010
Munoz-Jordan JL, Santiago GA, Margolis H, Stark L. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 ;19(4):652-654.

Genetic variability and the classification of hepatitis E virus
Smith DB, Purdy MA, Simmonds P. J Virol. 2013 Apr;87(8):4161-9.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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About the Genomics & Health Impact Update

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