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Volume 32   Number 5   February 6-13, 2014About the Update

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Reports and Publications

Family History

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Are you my cousin? By A. J. Jacobs, The New York Times Jan 31

Newborn Screening

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Present status of expanded newborn screening project for inborn errors of metabolism by tandem mass spectrometry
Kuhara T Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 2014;69(1):60-74

Why does the Iranian National Program of Screening Newborns for G6PD enzyme deficiency miss a large number of affected infants?
Kosaryan M, et al. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2014 Feb;31(1):95-100

What is newborn screening? Anna Eames and Rachael Salley, Genes in Life, Feb 5
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Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

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The genetics of major depression
Flint J, et al. Neuron, Volume 81, Issue 3, 484-503, 5 Feb 2014

Naming and framing in genomic testing
Bunnik E, et al. Trends Mol Med. 2014 Feb;20(2):63-5.

Single cell genomics: Advances and future perspectives.
Iain C. Macaulay, PloS Genetics, January, 2014

The lung microbiome: A new frontier in pulmonary medicine
Ann Am Thorac Soc 2014 Jan;11(supplement 1)

In-gene-ious: Fixing a body's broken genes is becoming possible, the Economist, Feb 8

NIH Research Matters: Genome study yields insights into bladder cancer, Feb 3

The genetics of developmental disabilities, SF Gate, Feb 3

On race and medicine: Until health care becomes truly personalized, race and ethnicity will continue to be important clues guiding medical treatments, by Keith Norris, The Scientist, Feb 1

BRCA brotherhood, by Amy Shainman, The BRCA Responder, January 31

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Urine-based human papillomavirus DNA testing as a screening tool for cervical cancer in high-risk women
Mendez K, Romaguera J, Ortiz AP, Lopez M, Steinau M, Unger ER. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Feb;124(2):151-5.

Frequency of prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis and pregnancy outcomes by maternal race-ethnicity, and the effect on the prevalence of trisomy 21, Metropolitan Atlanta, 1996-2005
Jackson JM, Crider KS, Cragan JD, Rasmussen SA, Olney RS. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jan;164(1):70-6.

Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for detection of histoplasma capsulatum DNA in clinical samples.
Scheel CM, Zhou Y, Theodoro RC, Abrams B, Balajee SA, Litvintseva AP. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Feb;52(2):483-8.

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