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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 30   Number 19   May 9-16, 2013


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Winnable Battles in Public Health: Emerging Role of Genomics

To keep pace with emerging public health challenges and to address the leading causes of death and disability, CDC initiated an effort to achieve measurable impact in a few targeted areas or “winnable battles”. To find out more click here and check out trend data & 2015 targets

Health-care Associated Infections


Food Safety



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Features of the Week

Newborn Screening in the United States: Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives

Emergence of Precision Medicine: Role of Public Health

National Nurses Week: Integrating Genomics into Nursing Practice

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Diseases of the Week

May is Mental Health Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)-Lou Gehrig's Disease Registry

Beta Thalassemia
  • CDC information: International Thalassemia Day on May 8th. How much do you know about thalassemia? Take our quiz to find out

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Select Events

  • CDC and Emory University course: Translational Research in Genomic Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, August 15-16, 2013
    A 2-day multi-disciplinary course on establishing the validity and utility of genomic applications in clinical medicine and disease prevention. Register now

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Funding Opportunities

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Reports and Publications

Ethics, Policy and Law

Family History

Genomics in Practice

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

Borrelia burgdorferi bba66 gene inactivation results in attenuated mouse infection by tick transmission
Patton TG, Brandt KS, Nolder C, Clifton DR, Carroll JA, Gilmore RD. Infect Immun. 2013 Apr 29.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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About the Genomics & Health Impact Update

The Update includes  genomics and health impact news and publications, CDC announcements, reports, blogs, podcasts, and other products. The Update features genomic tests, family history, programs and practice, policy and legislation and public health science.  To receive the update electronically every week sign-up here.

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The CDC Office of Public Health Genomics makes available the above information as a public service only. The items in the update come from news articles and scientific articles and abstracts published during the past week. The headlines and lead sentences are exactly as they appear & do not necessarily reflect the opinions, recommendations, or endorsement by the CDC.  Note that some links may become invalid over time.


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