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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 31   Number 16   October 24 - 31, 2013About the Update


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Genomic Tests

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Mutations in the EGFR pathway clinical utility and testing strategies, by Honey V. Reddi, Clinical Laboratory News, October 2013


Public Health Sciences

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Education influences the role of genetics in myopia
Verhoeven VJ, et al. Eur J Epidemiol 2013 Oct

Genetic and acute CPEB1 depletion ameliorate fragile X pathophysiology.
Tsuyoshi Udagawa et al. Nature Medicine, Oct 20

The genomic psychiatry cohort: partners in discovery
Pato MT, et al. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2013 Jun;162B(4):306-12

Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

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