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Volume 32  Number 22  June 5-11, 2014About the Update


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Funding Opportunities

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CDC awards $19.5 million to Prevention Research Centers nationwide. Awardees to conduct innovative public health prevention research to reduce health disparities (May 30, 2014)

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Reports and Publications

Birth Defects & Child Health


Doctor Explaining Diagnosis To Her Female Patient

Distant invasive breast cancer recurrence risk in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive T1a and T1b node-negative localized breast cancer diagnosed from 2000 to 2006: A cohort from an integrated health care delivery system.
Fehrenbacher L, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jun 2. pii: JCO.2013.52.0858.

Study finds risk of recurrence low in smallest HER2+ breast cancer tumors, Medical News Today, Jun 3

Exploring psychological responses to genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome within the family context
Eliezer D, et al. Psychooncology 2014 May

Improving referral for genetic risk assessment in ovarian cancer using an electronic medical record system
Petzel SV, et al. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2014 May

Inflammation-related genetic variations and survival in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer receiving first-line chemotherapy
Pu X, et al. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2014 Jun 4

Rare mutations in RINT1 predispose carriers to breast and Lynch syndrome-spectrum cancers
Park D, et al.  Cancer Discovery 2014 May 2

Four new genes confirmed to increase familial breast cancer risk, EurekAlert, Jun 4

Recent BRCAPRO upgrades significantly improve calibration
Mazzola E, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014 Jun

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval summary: Erlotinib for the first-line treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L858R) substitution mutations
Khozin S, et al. Oncologist 2014 May

Lynch syndrome 101 years- review- meeting summary, [PDF 69.78 KB] by Noralane Lindor, ASCO 2014 meeting, June 2

Ethics, Policy & Law

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Personal utility in genomic testing: is there such a thing?
Bunnik EM, et al. J Med Ethics 2014 May

Regulatory challenges posed by synthetic biology, by Philippa Brice PHG Foundation, Jun 1

Infectious Diseases

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Actionable diagnosis of neuroleptospirosis by next-generation sequencing
Wilson M, et al. New England J of Med. 2014 Jun 4

In a first, test of DNA finds root of illness, by Carl Zimmer, New York Times, Jun 4

Stratified infection medicine: a call to arms
Russell C, et al. Lancet Infectious Diseases Vol 14 Iss 1:8-9 2014 Jan 1

Role of TNF block genetic variants in HIV-associated sensory neuropathy in black Southern Africans
Wadley A, et al. European Journal of Human Genetics 2014 Jun 4

Can't get that microbiome out of my head, by KK Morgan, Genome Mag, Jun 3

Newborn Screening

Reproductive Health

Reviews, News & Commentaries

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Epigenetic clues into the molecular basis of osteoarthritis. 
Jenny Buckland Nature Reviews Rheumatology, June 3, 2014

Clues from the resilient
Friend S Science 344(6187) 970-972;2014 May 30

"Genetic heroes" may be key to treating debilitating diseases, Scientific American, May 30

Learning from big health care data
Schneeweiss S. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2161-2163

Translational genomics: A network of the human metabolome
Isabel Lokody Nature Reviews Genetics, 28 May 2014

Translational genomics: Clues from the resilient
Stephen H. Friend, et al. Science, May 30, 2014

Translational research is a key to nongeneticist physicians' genomics education
Feero WG, et al. Genet Med 2014 May

Cancer epigenomics and the new holy grail – turning cancer into chronic disease, by Romina Andrew BIoMEd Central Blog, Jun 4

Genetic genealogy: Looking for the faces of our ancestors in DNA, BBC News, June 3

Lessons from the woman who discovered the BRCA cancer gene, by Alison Park, Time, Jun 2

The coming era of personal genomics, by Meredith Salisbury, Forbes, Jun 2

George Church: The future without limit, by Peter Miller, National Geographic, June 2014

Genetic heroes may be key to treating debilitating diseases, by Geoffrey Giller, Scientific American, May 30

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Reflections on 50 years of newborn screening
Boyle CA, Bocchini JA, Kelly J. Pediatrics. 2014 May 19.

Molecular Detection of Adenoviruses, Rhabdoviruses, and Paramyxoviruses in Bats from Kenya.
Conrardy C, Tao Y, Kuzmin IV, Niezgoda M, Agwanda B, Breiman RF, Anderson LJ, Rupprecht CE, Tong S. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 May 27. pii: 13-0664.

Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus cereus Strain BcFL2013, a Clinical Isolate Similar to G9241.
Gee JE, Marston CK, Sammons SA, Burroughs MA, Hoffmaster AR. Genome Announc. 2014 May 29;2(3). pii: e00469-14.

Genotypes of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in livestock in China: high prevalence and zoonotic potential
Li W, Li Y, Li W, Yang J, Song M, Diao R, Jia H, Lu Y, Zheng J, Zhang X, Xiao L. PLoS One. 2014 May 20;9(5):e97623.

Utilizing population controls in rare-variant case-parent association tests
Jiang Y, Satten GA, Han Y, Epstein MP, Heinzen EL, Goldstein DB, Allen AS. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 May 14.

Evolutionary pathway to increased virulence and epidemic group A Streptococcus disease derived from 3,615 genome sequences
Nasser W, Beres SB, Olsen RJ, Dean MA, Rice KA, Long SW, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M, Vuopio J, Raisanen K, Caugant DA, Steinbakk M, Low DE, McGeer A, Darenberg J, Henriques-Normark B, Van Beneden CA, Hoffmann S, Musser JM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 29;111(17):E1768-76.

Population-based analysis of invasive nontypeable pneumococci reveals that most have defective capsule synthesis genes
Park IH, Geno KA, Sherwood LK, Nahm MH, Beall B. PLoS One. 2014 May 15;9(5):e97825.

Field Study of Dried Blood Spot Specimens for HIV-1 Drug Resistance Genotyping.
Parry CM, Parkin N, Diallo K, Mwebaza S, Batamwita R, DeVos J, Bbosa N, Lyagoba F, Magambo B, Jordan MR, Downing R, Zhang G, Kaleebu P, Yang C, Bertagnolio S. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 May 28. pii: JCM.00544-14.

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