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Volume 33  Number 5  August 7-14, 2014About the Update


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Reports and Publications

Chronic Diseases

Family History

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Familial clustering of ESRD in the Norwegian population
Skrunes R, et al. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 Aug

Family health information sharing among older adults: reaching more family members
Ashida S & Schafer EJ J Community Genet 2014 Jul

Infectious Diseases

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A proteomics approach to the identification of plasma biomarkers for latent tuberculosis infection
Zhang X, et al. Diag Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 79(4): 432-437.

African genetic ancestry is associated with a protective effect on Dengue severity in Colombian populations
Chacon-Duque JC, et al. Infect Genet Evol 2014; 27:89-95.

From genome to a vaccine against Trypanosoma cruzi by immunoinformatics
Teh-Poot C, et al. J Infect Dis, Jul 28, 2014.

Neglected tropical diseases, bioinformatics and vaccines
Rodrigues MM, Ersching J. J Infect Dis, Jul 28, 2014.

Recent advances in genomic DNA sequencing of microbial species from single cells.
Roger S. Lasken et al. Nature Reviews Genetics, August 5, 2014

Whole-genome sequencing to control antimicrobial resistance.
Claudio U. Köser.  et al. Trends in Genetics, August 3, 2014 

Whole-genome sequencing expected to revolutionize outbreak investigations, by James Andrews, Food Safety News, Jul 30


Reproductive Health

Reviews, News & Commentaries

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Biomarker correlates of survival in pediatric patients with Ebola virus disease
Anita K. McElroy, Bobbie R. Erickson, Timothy D. Flietstra, Pierre E. Rollin, Stuart T. Nichol, Jonathan S. Towner, and Christina F. Spiropoulou Emerg Infect Dis, Oct 2014.

Suitability of the molecular subtyping methods intergenic spacer region, direct genome restriction analysis, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for clinical and environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates
Ludeke CH, Fischer M, LaFon P, Cooper K, Jones JL. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2014 Jul;11(7):520-8.

Multicenter feasibility study to assess external quality assessment panels for Xpert MTB/RIF assay in South Africa
Scott L, Albert H, Gilpin C, Alexander H, DeGruy K, Stevens W. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul;52(7):2493-9.

Full-length genome characterization and genetic relatedness analysis of hepatitis A virus outbreak strains associated with acute liver failure among children
Vaughan G1, Forbi JC, Xia GL, Fonseca-Ford M, Vazquez R, Khudyakov YE, Montiel S, Waterman S, Alpuche C, Gonçalves Rossi LM, Luna N. J Med Virol. 2014;86(2):202-8.

Polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum Chloroquine Resistance Transporter and Multidrug Resistance 1 Genes: Parasite Risk Factors that Affect Treatment Outcomes for P. falciparum Malaria after Artemether-Lumefantrine and Artesunate-Amodiaquine.
Venkatesan M, Gadalla NB, Stepniewska K, … Thwing J, … Zongo I, Plowe CV, Sibley CH. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jul 21. pii: 14-0031.

Reference panel of cloned HIV-2 plasmid DNA for nucleic acid assay development, evaluation, and quality monitoring.
Youngpairoj AS, Curtis KA, Wells SK, Pau CP, Granade TC, Owen SM. J Clin Virol. 2014 Jul 7. pii: S1386-6532(14)00261-3.

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About the Genomics & Health Impact Update

The Update includes genomics and health impact news and publications, CDC announcements, reports, blogs, podcasts, and other products. The Update features genomic tests, family history, programs and practice, policy and legislation and public health science.  Features of the week are archived under the Genomics & Health Resources A to Z page. To receive the update electronically every week sign-up here.


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