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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 30   Number 22   May 30 - June 6, 2013


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Evidence Matters in Genomic Medicine

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Features of the Week

Genomics and the Public's Health: It is a Genomic World!

World No Tobacco Day

Genes, Environment and Causes of Human Disease

Whole Genome Sequencing for All?

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Diseases of the Week

Skin Cancer Awareness

High Blood Pressure

National Stroke Awareness

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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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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

Development of a genomic DNA reference material panel for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) genetic testing
Kalman L, Tarleton J, Hitch M, Hegde M, Hjelm N, Berry-Kravis E, Zhou L, Hilbert JE, Luebbe EA, Moxley RT, Toji L. J Mol Diagn. 2013 May 13.

The use of US health insurance data for surveillance of rare disorders: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
Scott D. Grosse, Sheree L. Boulet, Althea M. Grant, Mary M. Hulihan & Marie E. Faughnan Genetics in Medicine 2013 May 23

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