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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 31   Number 21   November 27 - December 5, 2013About the Update


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Reports and Publications


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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program will be posting a draft technology assessment for review on November 26, 2013. This draft is entitled “Technology Assessment of Genetic Testing for Risk of Recurrent Cancer.”

Development and validation of a clinical cancer genomic profiling test based on massively parallel DNA sequencing.
Frampton GM, et al. Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Nov;31(11):1023-31.

Topol: Cancer mutation screening 'grossly insufficient',Medscape, Nov 25 [by free subscription only]

ER and PR immunohistochemistry and HER2 FISH versus Oncotype DX: Implications for breast cancer treatment
Park MM, et al. Breast J 2013 Nov

Molecular phenotypes in triple negative breast cancer from African American patients suggest targets for therapy
Lindner R, et al. PLoS One 2013;8(11):e71915

Risk-reducing mastectomy in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: Factors influencing uptake and timing
van Driel CM, et al. Maturitas 2013 Nov

Seeking balance: Decision support needs of women without cancer and a deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
Underhill ML & Crotser CB J Genet Couns 2013 Nov

Genomics in Practice

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Genomics—from the lab to clinical practice
Godlee F BMJ 2013;347:f7103

Guidelines and Recommendations

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The use of chromosomal microarray analysis in prenatal diagnosis,American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dec 2013


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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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Standard enrichment methods for targeted next-generation sequencing in high-repeat genomic regions
Mueller PW, Lyons J, Kerr G, Haase CP, Isett RB. Genet Med. 2013 Nov;15(11):910-1.

Prevalence and molecular characterization of pertactin-deficient Bordetella pertussis in the US.
Pawloski LC, Queenan AM, Cassiday PK, Lynch AS, Harrison M, Shang W, Williams MM, Bowden KE, Burgos-Rivera B, Qin X, Messonnier N, Tondella ML. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Nov 20.

Internal transcribed spacer rRNA gene sequencing analysis of fungal diversity in Kansas City indoor environments.
Rittenour WR, Ciaccio CE, Barnes CS, Kashon ML, Lemons AR, Beezhold DH, Green BJ. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2013 Nov 20.

Hepatitis A virus: host interactions, molecular epidemiology and evolution
Vaughan G, Goncalves Rossi LM, Forbi JC, de Paula VS, Purdy MA, Xia G, Khudyakov YE. Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Nov 5.

Simultaneous detection of major drug resistance mutations in the protease and reverse transcriptase genes for HIV-1 subtype C by use of a multiplex allele-specific assay
Zhang G, Cai F, Zhou Z, Devos J, Wagar N, Diallo K, Zulu I, et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov;51(11):3666-74.

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