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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 32  Number 24  June 18-26, 2014About the Update


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Reports and Publications

Birth Defects & Child Health

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Genetic basis of congenital cardiovascular malformations.
Lalani SR, et al. Eur J Med Genet. 2014 Apr 30. pii: S1769-7212(14)00095-0.

Ethics, Policy & Law

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Accepting adoption's uncertainty: The limited ethics of pre-adoption genetic testing
Leighton KJ J Bioeth Inq 2014 Jun

Models of consent to return of incidental findings in genomic research
Appelbaum PS, et al. Hastings Cent Rep 2014 Jun

Return of genomic results to research participants: The floor, the ceiling, and the choices in between
Jarvik G, et al. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Jun 5;94(6):818-26.

Should research subjects be given their genetic test results? By Margaret Lutze, Liberty Voice, Jun 12

Property rights and the human body, by Jennifer K. Wagner, Genomic Law Report, Jun 11

Family History

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Does family medical history matter to a health nut? By Lisa Miller, Science of Us, Jun 10

Genomics in Practice

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The promise of whole-exome sequencing in medical genetics
Rabbani B, et al. Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 5–15;

The role of the genetic counsellor: a systematic review of research evidence
Skirton H, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2014 Jun

Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER), NHGRI, Jun 2

Infectious Diseases

Newborn Screening

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Expanding the comprehensive national neonatal screening programme in the United Arab Emirates from 1995 to 2011
Al Hosani H, et al. East Mediterr Health J 2014;20(1):17-23

New test added to newborn screening in Illinois, by John Layyton, The Metro Independent, Jun 16

Reviews, News & Commentaries

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Looking for something new? 5 emerging careers to watch, by Sienna Beard, Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jun 17

Neuroscience's new toolbox, by Stephen S. Hall, MIT Technology Review, Jun 17

Balancing public access and security for genomic cancer data, PHG Foundation, Jun 16

Lung-MAP launches: First precision medicine trial from National Clinical Trials Network, NCI, Jun 16

New gene therapy rapidly helps patients with rare blood disorder, Forbes, Jun 14

NIH to fund genomics studies linking HLA and KIR regions with diseases, Genome Web, Jun 12

The search for epistasis, by Andrew Brown, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Jun 12

Who owns your genetic data? Hint: It's probably not you, by Meredith Salisbury, The Huffington Post Blog Post, Jun 12

Whole genome sequencing: Savile Row or Marks & Spencer? By Dr. Ron Zimmern, PHG Foundation, Jun 11

How should we be thinking about genetic studies? By Kayt Sukel, The Dana Foundation, Jun 2014

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Rapid spread and diversification of respiratory syncytial virus genotype ON1, Kenya
Agoti CN, Otieno JR, Gitahi CW, Cane PA, Nokes DJ. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jun;20(6):950-9.

A rapid immunization strategy with a live-attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine elicits protective neutralizing antibody responses in non-human primates.
Ambuel Y, Young G, Brewoo JN, Paykel J, Weisgrau KL, Rakasz EG, Haller AA, Royals M, Huang CY, Capuano S, Stinchcomb DT, Partidos CD, Osorio JE. Front Immunol. 2014 Jun 5;5:263.

Small interfering RNA inhibition of andes virus replication.
Chiang CF, Albariňo CG, Lo MK, Spiropoulou CF. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 12;9(6):e99764.

Heterogeneity of the internal transcribed spacer region in Leishmania tropica isolates from southern Iran.
Ghatee MA, Sharifi I, Kuhls K, Kanannejad Z, Harandi MF, de Almeida ME, Hatam G, Mirhendi H.  Exp Parasitol. 2014 Jun 13. pii: S0014-4894(14)00141-6.

Draft Genome Sequences of Nine Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Strains from Kenya.
Hazen TH, Humphrys MS, Ochieng JB, Parsons M, Bopp CA, O'Reilly CE, Mintz E, Rasko DA. Genome Announc. 2014 Jun 12;2(3). pii: e00582-14.

Genetic evidence of drug-resistant malarial strain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo imported to Guatemala
Patel JC, Taylor SM, Juliao PC, Parobek CM, Janko M, Gonzalez LD, Ortiz L, Padilla N, Tshefu AK, Emch M, Udhayakumar V, Lindblade K, Meshnick SR. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jun;20(6):932-40.

Strategies, actions, and outcomes of pilot state programs in public health genomics, 2003-2008.
St Pierre J, Bach J, Duquette D, Oehlke K, Nystrom R, Silvey K, Zlot A, Giles R, Johnson J, Anders HM, Gwinn M, Bowen S, Khoury MJ. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Jun 12;11:E97.

Dense Genotyping of Immune-Related Loci Identifies Variants Associated with Clearance of HPV among HIV-Positive Women in the HIV Epidemiology Research Study (HERS).
Sudenga SL, Wiener HW, King CC, Rompalo AM, Cu-Uvin S, Klein RS, Shah KV, Sobel JD, Jamieson DJ, Shrestha S. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 11;9(6):e99109.

Diversity of the murine antibody response targeting influenza A(H1N1pdm09) hemagglutinin.
Wilson JR, Tzeng WP, Spesock A, Music N, Guo Z, Barrington R, Stevens J, Donis RO, Katz JM, York IA. Virology. 2014 Jun;458-459:114-24.

Evolutionary Genetics of Genotype H1 Measles Viruses in China from 1993-2012.
Xu S, Zhang Y, Rivailler P, Wang H, Ji Y, Zhen Z, Mao N, Li C, Bellini WJ, Xu W, Rota P. J Gen Virol. 2014 Jun 9. pii: vir.0.066746-0.

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