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Volume 32   Number 2   January 16- 23, 2014About the Update

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CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Measuring Science Impact, Webinar, January 21 at  1 pm 

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomics into Health: Assessing genomic sequencing information for health care decision making: A workshop Washington, DC, February 3 at 8:30 am

Scripps Seaside Forum: 7th Annual Future of Genomic Medicine Program, [PDF 1.02 Mb] La Jolla, CA, March 6-7 

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Reports and Publications

Ethics, Policy and Law

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Free the data.
Lambertson K, Terry SF. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2014 Jan;18(1):1-2.

Prenatal whole-genome sequencing — Is the quest to know a fetus's future ethical?
Yurkiewicz N, et al N Engl J Med 2014; 370:195-197 Jan 16 2014

Regulation: The FDA is overcautious on consumer genomics
Green R & Farahany N Nature 2014 Jan15

Not your everyday nonpaternity story, The Faculty Lounge, Jan 8

Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

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Cardiovascular disease risk prediction in women: Is there a role for novel biomarkers?
Nina P. Paynter et al. Clinical Chemistry, January 2014 

Data sharing will pay dividends.
Nature editorial. 07 Jan

Human–microbe mismatch boosts risk of stomach cancer H. pylori strains more likely to cause tumours when they did not co-evolve with their hosts.
Ed Yong. Nature.  13 January 2014

Next-generation sequencing may reduce cost and wait time for some genetic diagnoses: Experts argue that clinical evaluation remains crucial
Levenson, D Am. J. Med. Genet A 2013 Dec; 161A(12): vii-viii

Risks of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics? What the scientists say.
Hurlimann T,  et al. Genes Nutr. 2014 Jan;9(1):370.

Testing times for the consumer genetics revolution.
Donna Dickenson, New Scientist, Jan 13, 2014

As genomics breaches cancer walls, researchers forge new treatment paths, by Steven Benowitz, NHGRI, Jan 14

The rise and fall and rise again of Mendelism, by Anne Buchanan, The Mermaid Tale, Jan 13

Irresistible force meets immoveable object. Nature Biotechnology, Editorial, Jan 9

Revved-up epigenetic sequencing may foster new diagnostics, Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Nature Medicine, January 7, 2014

Evidence based medicine—it’s time to be critical, by William Cayley, BMJ blog post, Jan 7

Infrastructure is the basis of resilience—identifying data, communicating with people and  & interacting with healthcare system, Dr Tom Frieden, CDC Director at Rockefeller Foundation innovation forum, December 2013

'DNA tells great stories -- about the past, not future', by Cecile Janssens, Wired, December 2013

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Horizon scanning for translational genomic research beyond bench to bedside.
Clyne M, Schully SD, Dotson WD, Douglas MP, Gwinn M, Kolor K, Wulf A, Bowen MS, Khoury MJ.

Rotavirus G and P types circulating in the eastern region of Kenya: predominance of G9 and emergence of G12 genotypes
Kiulia NM, Nyaga MM, Seheri ML, Wolfaardt M, van Zyl WB, Esona MD, Irimu G, Inoti M, Gatinu BW, Njenga PK, Taylor MB, Nyachieo A. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan;33 Suppl 1:S85-8.

Mutation analysis of a cohort of US patients with hemophilia B
Li T, Miller CH, Driggers J, Payne AB, Ellingsen D, Hooper WC. Am J Hematol. 2013 Dec 4.

Criteria for fairly allocating scarce health-care resources to genetic tests: which matter most?
Rogowski WH, Grosse SD, Schmidtke J, Marckmann G. Eur J Hum Genet. 2014 Jan;22(1):25-31.

Application of real time RT-PCR for the genetic homogeneity and stability tests of the seed candidates for live attenuated influenza vaccine production
Shcherbik S, Sergent SB, Davis WG, Shu B, Barnes J, Kiseleva I, Larionova N, Klimov A, Bousse T. J Virol Methods. 2014 Jan;195:18-25.

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

Allele-specific qRT-PCR demonstrates superior detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms as genetic markers for West Nile virus compared to Luminex((R)) and quantitative sequencing
Worwa G, Andrade CC, Thiemann TC, Park B, Maharaj PD, Anishchenko M, Brault AC, Reisen WK. J Virol Methods. 2014 Jan;195:76-85.

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