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Volume 32  Number 21  May 29 - June 5, 2014About the Update

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Reports and Publications

Infectious Diseases


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Pharmacogenetic biomarkers for predicting drug response
Bank PC, et al. Expert Rev Mol Diagn 2014 May:1-13

Reproductive Health

Reviews, News & Commentaries

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A draft map of the human proteome
Kim MS, et al. Nature 509, 575-581 2014 May 29

Mass-spectrometry-based draft of the human proteome
Wilhelm M,et al. Nature 509, 582-587 2014 May 29

Two independently drawn maps of the human proteome show similar contours, GEN News, May 28

Bioinformatics: Big data versus the big C
Savage N Nature 509, S66-S67 2014 May 29

Finding the missing link for big biomedical data.
Griffin M. Weber et al. JAMA, May 22, 2014

Large-scale genomics unveils the genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders.
Jacob Gratten et al. Nature Neuroscience June, 2014

More bang for your byte.
Scientific Data 1, editorial, May 27, 2014

Whole-genome analyses of whole-brain data: working within an expanded search space
Sarah E Medland et al. Nature NeuroScience, May 27, 2014

Why is personalized medicine relevant to public health?
Boccia S Eur J Public Health 2014 Jun;24(3):349-50

Recommendations for transforming the practice of epidemiology in the 21st century: An update, NCI, May

Inequities may widen for inherited cardiovascular disease, PHG Foundation, May 29

Focus on neurogenomics. A series of perspectives and reviews highlighting recent advances in understanding the genetics of complex brain disorders, Nature Neuroscience, May 27

"DNA" as a cultural icon, Ewan’s Blog, May 27

First drug for muscular dystrophy approved in Europe, by Philippa Brice, PHG Foundation, May 26

New UK centre for arthritis genomics research, PHG Foundation, May 22

Obesity outweighs genetics in type 2 diabetes risk, PHG Foundation, May 22

New standards for genetics and genomics in clinical practice in the UK, National Genetics and Genomics Education Center, May 20, 201

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CDC-Authored Genomics Publications

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Translational research is a key to nongeneticist physicians' genomics education
Feero G, Manolio T, Khoury M Genetics in Medicine (2014) May 29

Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Other Intestinal Parasites in Young Children in Lobata Province, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe.
Lobo ML, Augusto J, Antunes F, Ceita J, Xiao L, Codices V, Matos O. PLoS One. 2014 May 20;9(5):e97708.

Genetic evidence of importation of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum to Guatemala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jaymin C. Patel , Steve M. Taylor, Patricia C. Juliao, Christian M. Parobek, Mark Janko, Luis Demetrio Gonzalez, Lucia Ortiz, Norma Padilla, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Michael Emch, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Kim Lindblade, and Steven R. Meshnick Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jun

The origin and diversification of the merozoite surface protein 3 (msp3) multi-gene family in Plasmodium vivax and related parasites.
Rice BL, Acosta MM, Andreína Pacheco M, Carlton JM, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2014 May 23. pii: S1055-7903(14)00178-X.  

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