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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 30   Number 20   May 16-23, 2013


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National Women's Health Week: Breast Cancer, Genomics and Family History

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Features of the Week

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
Implementation of Genomic Medicine: Role of Comparative Effectiveness Research

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Diseases of the Week

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month

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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

Genomic Tests

Guidelines and Recommendations

Newborn Screening

Public Health Sciences

Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

CDC authors are indicated in bold

Comparative effectiveness research in cancer genomics and precision medicine: Current landscape and future prospects
Naoko I. Simonds, Muin J. Khoury, Sheri D. Schully, Katrina Armstrong, Wendy F. Cohn, David A. Fenstermacher, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Katrina A.B. Goddard, William A. Knaus, Gary H. Lyman, Scott D. Ramsey, Jianfeng Xu and Andrew N. Freedman, JNCI, May 9

Association of the Period3 clock gene length polymorphism with salivary cortisol secretion among police officers
Wirth M, Burch J, Violanti J, Burchfiel C, Fekedulegn D, Andrew M, Zhang H, Miller DB, Youngstedt SD, Hebert JR, Vena JE. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2013 ;34(1):27-37.

View previous CDC-authored publications

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