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Volume 32  Number 11  March 20 - 27, 2014About the Update

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Funding Opportunities

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Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts, National Cancer Institute March 19,  2014

Genomics and Health Informatics Fellowship, CDC Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards and Services

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Reports and Publications


Doctor Explaining Diagnosis To Her Female Patient

Analysis of current testing practices for biallelic MUTYH mutations in MUTYH-associated polyposis
Landon M, et al. Clin Genet 2014 Mar

Attitudes and compliance of clinical management after genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among high-risk Southern Chinese females with breast cancer history
Kwong A, et al. Fam Cancer 2014 Mar

Comparing universal Lynch syndrome tumor-screening programs to evaluate associations between implementation strategies and patient follow-through
Cragun D, et al. Genetics in Medicine (2014) Mar 20

Guideline recommendations for testing of gene rearrangement in lung cancer: A proposal of the Korean Cardiopulmonary Pathology Study Group
Kim H, et al. Korean J Pathol 2014 Feb;48(1):1-9

Interest and informational preferences regarding genomic testing for modest increases in colorectal cancer risk
Anderson A.E et al. Public Health Genomics, March 2014

Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening
Imperiale T, et al. New England Journal of Medicine Mar 2014

Stool DNA and colorectal-cancer screening
Robertson D, et al. New England Journal of Medicine Mar 19

Promising outcomes of screening for pancreatic cancer by genetic testing and endoscopic ultrasound
Sud A, et al. Pancreas 2014 Apr;43(3):458-61

Role of tumour molecular and pathology features to estimate colorectal cancer risk for first-degree relatives
Win AK, et al. Gut 2014 Mar

Screening for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen test: A review of current evidence
Julia H. Hayes, MD1; Michael J. Barry, JAMA March 18, 2014

The clinical utility of genetic testing in breast cancer kindreds: a prospective study in families without a demonstrable BRCA mutation
Moller P, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2014 Mar

The state of cancer care in America, 2014: a report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Mar 1;10(2):119-42.

Ethics, Policy & Law

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23andMe and the FDA.
Annas GJ, Elias S. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 13;370(11):985-8.

FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle, The Los Angeles Times, Mar 13

Return of results: Ethical and legal distinctions between research and clinical care
Burke W, et al. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2014 Mar

Ruling helps rein in the wild west of genetic testing, by Karuna Jaggar, SF Gate, Mar 17

Genomic Tests & Practice

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An assessment of time involved in pre-test case review and counseling for a whole genome sequencing clinical research program.
Williams JL, et al. J Genet Couns. 2014 Feb 27.

Careful case review can avoid costly testing, Geisinger clinical whole-genome sequencing study finds, Genome Web, Mar 12 [by free subscription only]

Cardiovascular risk assessment of dyslipidemic children: analysis of biomarkers for the correct assessment of monogenic dyslipidemia. 
Ana Margarida Medeiros et al., J Lipid Research, March 2014

Characterizing genetic variants for clinical action
Ramos EM, et al. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2014 Mar

Clinical predictors of a positive genetic test in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Brazilian population
Marsiglia JD, et al. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2014 Mar;14(1):36

Clinical utility gene card for: Dent disease (Dent-1 and Dent-2)
Ludwig M, et al. Eur J Hum Genet 2014 Mar

Family physicians' self-perceived importance of providing genetic test information to patients: A cross-sectional study from Slovenia
Klemenc-Ketis Z & Peterlin B Med Sci Monit 2014;20:434-7

Genomic medicine implementation: Learning by example
Williams MS Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2014 Mar

Implementing individualized medicine into the medical practice
Lazaridis KN, et al. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2014 Mar

Improving family communication after a new genetic diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial of a genetic counselling intervention
Hodgson JM, et al. BMC Med Genet 2014 Mar;15(1):33

Leading the way to genomic medicine
Manolio TA & Green ED Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2014 Mar

Management of sickle cell disease in the community
British Medical Journal 10 March 2014

Refining the structure and content of clinical genomic reports
Dorschner MO, et al. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2014 Mar

Utility of a genomic-based, personalized medicine test in patients presenting with symptoms suggesting coronary artery disease
Herman L, et al. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Mar-2014 Apr;27(2):258-

For rare disease researchers, a video from the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center


Reproductive Health

Tools and Databases

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Did you know? The NIH Genetic Testing Registry has now more than 13000 tests on more than 4000 conditions.

The NIH Clinical Genomic Database

The HuGENavigator database now has almost 90K publications including ~2750 genomewide association studies & > 5500 meta analyses- check it out

The GAPPfinder of the GAPPKb database now has 547 genomic tests that have been suggested for use in clinical research and practice. Check it out

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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CDC authors are indicated in bold

Phylogenetic and epidemiologic evidence of multiyear incubation in human rabies
Boland TA, McGuone D, Jindal J, Rocha M, Cumming M, Rupprecht CE, Barbosa TF, de Novaes Oliveira R, Chu CJ, Cole AJ, Kotait I, Kuzmina NA, Yager PA, Kuzmin IV, Hedley-Whyte ET, Brown CM, Rosenthal ES. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jan;75(1):155-60.

Evolution and structural organization of the C proteins of paramyxovirinae
Lo MK, Sogaard TM, Karlin DG. PLoS One. 2014 ;9(2):e90003.

Genetic variation and recurrent parasitaemia in Peruvian Plasmodium vivax populations
McCollum AM, Soberon V, Salas CJ, Santolalla ML, Udhayakumar V, Escalante AA, Graf PC, Durand S, Cabezas C, Bacon DJ. Malar J. 2014 ;13(1):67.

Molecular Analysis of Chloroquine and Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Resistance-Associated Alleles in Plasmodium falciparum Isolates from Nicaragua.
Sridaran S, Rodriguez B, Mercedes Soto A, Macedo De Oliveira A, Udhayakumar V. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Mar 10.

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