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Volume 32   Number 4   January 30 - February 6, 2014About the Update

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Reports and Publications


Doctor Explaining Diagnosis To Her Female Patient

New genetic testing pathway for cancer patients, by Dr Philippa Brice | PHG Foundation, Jan 24  

NIH scientists map genetic changes that drive tumors in a common pediatric soft-tissue cancer, NIH New, Jan 23

Identification, evaluation, and treatment of patients with hereditary cancer risk within the United States
Cragun D & Pal T ISRN Oncol 2013 Dec;2013:260847

Integrated analysis of germline and somatic variants in ovarian cancer.
Krishna L. Kanchi, et al. Nature Communications, Jan 22, 2014

KRAS early testing: consensus initiative and cost-effectiveness evaluation for metastatic colorectal patients in an Italian setting
Barone C, et al. PLoS One 2014 Jan;9(1):e85897

Laboratory policies on reporting secondary findings in clinical whole exome sequencing: Initial uptake of the ACMG's recommendations
Hufnagel SB & Antommaria AH Am J Med Genet A 2014 Jan

Lynch syndrome patients' views of and preferences for return of results following whole exome sequencing
Hitch K, et al. J Genet Couns 2014 Jan

Oncotype DX results in multiple primary breast cancers
Toole MJ, et al. Breast Cancer (Auckl) 2014 Jan;8:1-6

Patients' understanding of how genotype variation affects benefits of tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer
Brewer NT, et al. Public Health Genomics 2014 Jan:43-7

Randomized noninferiority trial of telephone versus in-person genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Schwartz MD, et al. J Clin Oncol 2014 Jan

Risk-reducing surgery increases survival in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers unaffected at time of family referral.
Ingham SL, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Dec;142(3):611-8.

Risk-reduction surgery for ovarian cancer improves survival, Oncology Nurse Advisor, Jan 23

Telehealth personalized cancer risk communication to motivate colonoscopy in relatives of patients with colorectal cancer: The Family CARE Randomized Controlled Trial
Kinney AY, et al. J Clin Oncol 2014 Jan

Utilization of Oncotype DX in an inner city population: race or place?
Guth AA, et al. Int J Breast Cancer 2013;2013:653805

Kintalk: Helping families with Lynch syndrome and other inherited cancer syndromes, YouTube, Jan 29

Family History

Genomics in Practice


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Attitudes on Warfarin pharmacogenetic testing in Chinese patients and public
Chan SL, et al. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2014 Jan:1-8

Public Health Sciences

Reviews & Commentaries on Science & Technology

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Will formal genetics become dispensable? [PDF 136.61 KB]
Clerget-Darpoux F, et al. Hum Hered. 2013 Oct 2;76(2):47-52

NCI launches trial to assess the utility of genetic sequencing to improve patient outcomes, NIH, Jan 30

Multi-billion genomics market heads for personalised medicine, PHG Foundation, Jan 29

Exploring the complex genetics of schizophrenia, by Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director’s Blog, Jan 28

The need for a smart approach to big health care data, Health affairs blog post, David Newman et al. Jan 27

We basically have the whole genome sequence of an entire nation, by Stephen Hsu,Information Processing blog post, Jan 26

New genetic testing pathway for cancer patients, PHG Foundation, Jan 24

Personalized medicine slogs toward reality, by Lauren Gravitz, The Crux, Jan 23

Tools and Databases

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Nucleic Acid Research: Genomics and other databases issue. Volume 42 Issue D1 1 January 2014

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

DNA barcoding for the identification of sand fly species (Diptera, psychodidae, phlebotominae) in Colombia.
Contreras Gutiérrez MA, Vivero RJ, Vélez ID, Porter CH, Uribe S. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 15;9(1):e85496.

Draft genome sequence of Mortierella alpina isolate CDC-B6842.
Etienne KA, Chibucos MC, Su Q, Orvis J, Daugherty S, Ott S, Sengamalay NA, Fraser CM, Lockhart SR, Bruno VM. Genome Announc. 2014 Jan 23;2(1). pii: e01180-13.

Genomic epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with reduced susceptibility to cefixime in the USA: a retrospective observational study.
Grad YH, Kirkcaldy RD, Trees D, Dordel J, Harris SR, Goldstein E, Weinstock H, Parkhill J, Hanage WP, Bentley S, Lipsitch M. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 21. pii: S1473-3099(13)70693-5.

Visual endpoint detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 using isothermal Genome Exponential Amplification Reaction (GEAR) assay and malachite green
Jothikumar P, Narayanan J, Hill V. J Microbiol Methods. 2014 Jan 11.

LABEL: Fast and Accurate Lineage Assignment with Assessment of H5N1 and H9N2 Influenza A Hemagglutinins.
Shepard SS, Davis CT, Bahl J, Rivailler P, York IA, Donis RO. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 23;9(1):e86921.

SLCO1B1 polymorphisms and statin-induced myopathy.
Stewart A. PLoS Curr. 2013 Dec 4;5. pii: ecurrents.eogt.d21e7f0c58463571bb0d9d3a19b82203.

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