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Volume 33  Number 4  July 31 - August 7, 2014About the Update


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Epigenomics of Common Diseases
October 28-31, 2014 ~ Cambridge, UK  

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Funding Opportunities

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The National Human Genome Research Institute has released a Research Program call for applications in ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) in genomics .  Examples of specific research topics of interest can be found on the ELSI Research Priorities website:
PA-14-276:  Regular Research Program (R01)
PA-14-277:  Small Research Grant Program (R03)
PA-14-278: Exploratory/Developmental Research Program (R21)

NIH launches new program to find potential drug targets, NIH News, Jul 31

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Reports and Publications


Doctor Explaining Diagnosis To Her Female Patient

Cancer risk awareness and concern among women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer
Andersen MR, et al. Behav Med 2014 Jul:0

Conversion, correction, and international scale standardization: Results from a multicenter external quality assessment study for BCR-ABL1 testing
Griffiths M, et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2014 Jul

Developing clinical cancer genetics services in resource-limited countries: The case of retinoblastoma in Kenya
He LQ, et al. Public Health Genomics 2014 Jul

From the set-up of a screening program of breast cancer patients to the identification of the first BRCA mutation in the DR Congo
Mvila GL, et al. BMC Public Health 2014 Jul;14(1):759

Identification of familial clustering for cancer through the family health strategy program in the municipality of Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vieira DK, et al. J Community Genet 2014 Jul

Impact of family history on prostate cancer mortality in Caucasian men undergoing PSA-based screening
Liss MA, et al. J Urol 2014 Jul

Long-term prospective clinical follow-up after BRCA1/2 presymptomatic testing: BRCA2 risks higher than in adjusted retrospective studies
Evans DG, et al. J Med Genet 2014 Jul

Metastatic colorectal cancer treatment patterns according to Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Viral Oncogene Homolog genotype in U.S. community-based oncology practices
Landsman-Blumberg PB, et al. Clin Colorectal Cancer 2014 Jun

Sensitivity and specificity of the empirical lymphocyte genome sensitivity (LGS) assay: implications for improving cancer diagnostics
Anderson D, et al. FASEB J 2014 July 25

'Universal' blood test for cancer is in the works, by Sara Gates, The Huffington Post, Jul 29

Strategies for recruitment of relatives of BRCA mutation carriers to a genetic testing program in the Bahamas
Trottier M, et al. Clin Genet 2014 Jul

Whole-exome sequencing identifies rare pathogenic variants in new predisposition genes for familial colorectal cancer 
Clara Esteban-Jurado MSc et al. Genetics in Medicine, July 23, 2014

Genetics is the dominant risk factor for familial breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers, Kathy Boltz Oncology Nurse Advisor Jul 28

New molecular test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients, The ASCO Post, Jul 24

Ethics, Policy & Law

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Genetic information, non-discrimination, and privacy protections in genetic counseling practice
Prince AE & Roche MI J Genet Couns 2014 Jul

The ethical framing of personalized medicine
Joly Y, et al. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2014 Jul

Can we regulate gene editing without killing it? By Tabitha M. Powledge, Genetic Literacy Project, Jul 29

Guidelines & Recommendations

Infectious Diseases

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Genomics reveals mechanism for malaria drug resistance, Drug Discovery & Development, Jul 25  


Reviews, News & Commentaries

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

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.

Succinylacetone as primary marker to detect tyrosinemia type I in newborns and its measurement by newborn screening programs.
De Jesús VR, Adam BW, Mandel D, Cuthbert CD, Matern D. Mol Genet Metab. 2014 Jul 17. pii: S1096-7192(14)00214-5.

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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