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Volume 32  Number 16  April 24 - May 1, 2014About the Update

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Reports and Publications

Infectious Diseases

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A role for the gut microbiota in IBS
Collins SM. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr 22

Exploring bacterial epigenomics in the next-generation sequencing era: a new approach for an emerging frontier.
Poyin Chen et al. Trends in Microbiology, April 2014  

Microbiome: A complicated relationship status.
Sarah Deweerdt, Nature, April 16, 2014

Hand-held malaria tester sequences DNA, suggests meds quickly, by Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget, Apr 24

Microbiomes and complexity, by Anne Buchanan, the Mermaid Blog, Apr 22

Newborn Screening

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Urgent call to expand newborn screening in the UK, by Dr Philippa Brice, PHG Foundation, Apr 22

Tools and Databases

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NIH data sharing repositories

ClinGen: Resource dedicated to harnessing both research data and the data from the hundreds of thousands of clinical genetics tests being performed each year

Personalized cancer therapy: Knowledge base for precision oncology, MD Anderson

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Wild-type measles viruses with non-standard genome lengths.
Bankamp B, Liu C, Rivailler P, Bera J, Shrivastava S, Kirkness EF, Bellini WJ, Rota PA. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 18;9(4):e95470.

Mutations within the rplD gene of linezolid-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae strains isolated in the United States
Dong W, Chochua S, McGee L, Jackson D, Klugman KP, Vidal JE. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Apr;58(4):2459-62.

Transcontinental movement of Asian genotype chikungunya virus [letter].
Lanciotti RS, Valadere AM. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Aug

Genetic variants in the major histocompatibility complex class I and class II genes are associated with diisocyanate-induced asthma
Yucesoy B, Johnson VJ, Lummus ZL, Kashon ML, Rao M, Bannerman-Thompson H, Frye B, Wang W, Gautrin D, Cartier A, Boulet LP, Sastre J, Quirce S, Tarlo SM, Germolec DR, Luster MI, Bernstein DI. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Apr;56(4):382-7.

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