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Genomics & Health Impact Update

Volume 32  Number 25  June 26- July 2, 2014About the Update


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Reports and Publications


Doctor Explaining Diagnosis To Her Female Patient

Access to personalized medicine: factors influencing the use and value of gene expression profiling in breast cancer treatment
Bombard Y, et al. Curr Oncol 2014 Jun;21(3):e426-33

Assessing the clinical utility of cancer genomic and proteomic data across tumor types
Yuan Yuan et al. Nature Biotechnology, June 22, 2014

Breast cancer, BRCA mutations, and attitudes regarding pregnancy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis
Woodson AH, et al. Oncologist 2014 Jun

Characteristics associated with genetic counseling referral and BRCA1/2 testing among women in a large integrated health system
Bellcross CA, et al. Genet Med 2014 Jun

Clinical tumor sequencing: An incidental casualty of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommendations for reporting of incidental findings
Parsons DW, et al. J Clin Oncol 2014 Jun

Delivering precision medicine in oncology today and in future―the promise and challenges of personalised cancer medicine: a position paper by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).
F Ciardiello et al. Annals of Oncology, June 20, 2014

Improved overall survival after contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with a history of unilateral breast cancer: A prospective analysis
Am Heemskerk-Gerritsen B, et al. Int J Cancer 2014 Jun

Knowledge of Lynch syndrome among obstetrician/gynecologists and general surgeons
Frey MK, et al. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2014 Apr

Molecular testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Ashkenazi Jewish founder mutations: a report on the College of American Pathologists proficiency testing surveys
Tafe LJ, et al. Genet Med 2014 Jun

Reproductive Health

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Cell-free fetal DNA — a trigger for parturition
Mark Phillippe, N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2534-2536

Tools and Databases

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The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative aims to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations

Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa. The H3Africa Consortium, Science, June 2014

The Allele Frequency Calculator #1000GB, 1000 Genomes

Literome: Pubmed-scale genomic knowledge base in the cloud.
Poon H, et al. Bioinformatics. 2014 Jun 17

Ran X, et al. Database (Oxford) 2014;2014

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Characteristics associated with genetic counseling referral and BRCA1/2 testing among women in a large integrated health system.
Bellcross CA, Peipins LA, McCarty FA, Rodriguez JL, Hawkins NA, Hensley Alford S, Leadbetter S. Genet Med. 2014 Jun 19.

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.

Population structure of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b isolates from sporadic human listeriosis in the United States, 2003-2008
Lee S, Ward TJ, Graves LM, Tarr CL, Siletzky RM, Kathariou S.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 Apr 4.

Whole genome analysis of Exserohilum rostratum from the outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections.
Litvintseva AP, Hurst S, Gade L, Frace MA, Hilsabeck R, Schupp JM, Gillece JD, Roe C, Smith D, Keim P, Lockhart SR, Changayil S, Weil MR, MacCannell DR, Brandt ME, Engelthaler DM. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun 20. pii: JCM.00936-14.

Evidence synthesis and guideline development in genomic medicine: current status and future prospects.
Schully SD, Lam TK, Dotson WD, Chang CQ, Aronson N, Birkeland ML, Brewster SJ, Boccia S, Buchanan AH, Calonge N, Calzone K, Djulbegovic B, Goddard KA, Klein RD, Klein TE, Lau J, Long R, Lyman GH, Morgan RL, Palmer CG, Relling MV, Rubinstein WS, Swen JJ, Terry SF, Williams MS, Khoury MJGenet Med. 2014 Jun 19.

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