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Volume 33  Number 3  July 24-31, 2014About the Update


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The fifth Beyond the Genome conference: Cancer genomics will be hosted by Genome Medicine and Genome Biology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 8-10 October 2014.

Newborn Screening: Re-assessing Business as Usual
​October 27-30, 2014 ~  Anaheim, CA 

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Reports and Publications


Doctor Explaining Diagnosis To Her Female Patient

Association between family history of malignant neoplasm with colorectal adenomatous polyp in 40s aged relative person
Lee SY, et al. Cancer Epidemiol 2014 Jul

Colonoscopy reduced distal colorectal cancer risk and excess cancer risk associated with family history.
Morois S, et al. Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Jul 22. [

Comparative evaluation of the new FDA approved THxIDTM-BRAF test with high resolution melting and sanger sequencing
Marchant J, et al. BMC Cancer 2014 Jul;14(1):519

Effect of routine assessment of specific psychosocial problems on personalized communication, counselors' awareness, and distress levels in cancer genetic counseling practice: A Randomized controlled trial
Eijzenga W, et al. J Clin Oncol 2014 Jul

Implementing a screening tool for identifying patients at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A statewide initiative
Brannon Traxler L, et al. Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Jul

Increased risk of colorectal neoplasia among family members of patients with colorectal cancer: A population-based study in Utah.
Samadder NJ, et al. Gastroenterology. 2014 Jul 17. pii: S0016-5085(14)00902-0

Linking distant relatives with BRCA gene mutations: potential for cost savings
Senter L, et al. Clin Genet 2014 Jan;85(1):54-8

Nipple-sparing mastectomy in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: An interim analysis and review of the literature
Yao K, et al. Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Jul

Personalized prostate cancer screening among men with high risk genetic predisposition- study protocol for a prospective cohort study
Margel D, et al. BMC Cancer 2014 Jul;14(1):528

Survey on knowledge, attitudes, and training needs of Italian residents on genetic tests for hereditary breast and colorectal cancer
Panic N, et al. Biomed Res Int 2014;2014:418416

The role of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in cancer prevention
Anne Marie McCarthy, et al. JAMA Internal Medicine

Infectious Diseases

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Can healthcare associated infections ever be eliminated? By Leila Lehushi, PHG Foundation, Jul 21

Newborn Screening

Reviews, News & Commentaries

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Cancer-gene data sharing boosted
Hayden EC Nature 2014 Jun;510(7504):198

Enhancing the understanding of asthma.
Golnaz Vahedi et al. Nature Immunology, July 21, 2014

Cystic fibrosis might be 2 diseases: The sister disease affects the pancreas and other organs, while leaving the lungs alone, by Beth Skwarecki, Scientific American, Jul 21

Looking beyond our DNA. Horizons in bioscience, [PDF10.63 MB] The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) (2014)

23andMe Tries to woo the FDA, by Robert D. Hof, MIT Technology News, Jul 21

New York aims to be world leader in genomic medicine, by Phillipa Brice, PHG Foundation, Jul 21

NIH Research Matters: Gene changes identified in most common lung cancer, Jul 21

Are we paying enough attention to bioinformatics? It is a science and not a support service by biomickwatson, opiniomics blog, Jul 20

Common genes implicated in autism study, by Robert Preidt, HealthDay, Jul 20

The $300,000 drug, by Joe Nocera, New York Times, July 18

Genetic testing opens up new treatment options for local cancer patient, by Alison Starling, ABC News, Jul 18

NIH scientists identify gene linked to fatal inflammatory disease in children, NIH, Jul 17 

The future of cancer genomics, GEN, Jul 17

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Molecular epidemiology of Pertussis Epidemic - Washington State, 2012.
Bowden KE, Williams MM, Cassiday PK, Milton A, Pawloski L, Harrison M, Martin SW, Meyer S, Qin X, DeBolt C, Tasslimi A, Syed N, Sorrell R, Tran M, Hiatt B, Tondella ML. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul 16. pii: JCM.01189-14.

Cryptococcus gattii in North American Pacific Northwest: Whole-population genome analysis provides insights into species evolution and dispersal.
Engelthaler DM, Hicks ND, Gillece JD, ... Lockhart SR, Keim P, Meyer W. MBio. 2014 Jul 15;5(4). pii: e01464-14.

Genome sequences of nine bordetella holmesii strains isolated in the United States.
Harvill ET, Goodfield LL, Ivanov Y, Smallridge WE, Meyer JA, Cassiday PK, Tondella ML, Brinkac L, Sanka R, Kim M, Losada L. Genome Announc. 2014 Jun 19;2(3). pii: e00438-14.

Comparative genomic analysis and virulence differences in closely related Salmonella enterica serotype Heidelberg isolates from humans, retail meats, and animals
Hoffmann M, Zhao S, Pettengill J, Luo Y, Monday SR, Abbott J, Ayers SL, Cinar HN, Muruvanda T, Li C, Allard MW, Whichard J, Meng J, Brown EW, McDermott PF. Genome Biol Evol. 2014 May;6(5):1046-68.

Molecular determinants of influenza virus pathogenesis in mice.
Kamal RP1, Katz JM, York IA. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2014 Jul 20.

Genetic diversity in Enterocytozoon bieneusi from dogs and cats in China: host specificity and public health implications
Karim MR, Dong H, Yu F, Jian F, Zhang L, Wang R, Zhang S, Rume FI, Ning C, Xiao L. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul 2.

Severity of rhinovirus infection in hospitalized adults is unrelated to genotype
McCulloch DJ, Sears MH, Jacob JT, Lyon GM, Burd EM, Caliendo AM, Hill CE, Nix WA, Oberste MS, Kraft CS.
Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Aug;142(2):165-72. Genome Biol. 2014 Jun 27;15(6):R76

Diarrhea in young children from low-income countries leads to large-scale alterations in intestinal microbiota composition.
Pop M, Walker AW, Paulson J, Lindsay B, Antonio M, Hossain M, Oundo J, Tamboura B, Mai V, Astrovskaya I, Bravo H, Rance R, Stares M, Levine MM, Panchalingam S, Kotloff K, Ikumapayi UN, Ebruke C, Adeyemi M, Ahmed D, Ahmed F, Alam M, Amin R, Siddiqui S, Ochieng JB, Ouma E, Juma J, Mailu E, Omore R, Morris J, Breiman RF, Saha D, Parkhill J, Nataro JP, Stine O.

Imputation and subset based association analysis across different cancer types identifies multiple independent risk loci in the TERT-CLPTM1L region on chromosome 5p15.33.
Wang Z, Zhu B, Zhang M,… Butler MA,… Shi J, Chatterjee N, Amundadottir LT. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jul 15. pii: ddu363.

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