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Think Before You Spit: Do Personal Genomic Tests Improve Health?

Campaigns against public spitting in the 19th century were largely driven by concerns about the spread of tuberculosis. However, at the beginning of the 21st century, spitting seems to be making a comeback.  Over the past few years, several companies have begun offering personal genomic tests online to the public. There have been famous images of Read More >

Posted on by Muin J Khoury, Director, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention11 CommentsTags , ,

Shall We Have Pie or Stew?

a pie cut in almost half with the smaller piece labeled Environmental and the larger piece labeled Genetic

 Understanding Genetic and Environmental Causes of Human Disease A recent article in the Archives of General Psychiatry by Hallmayer et al. discussed the role of genetic and environmental factors in autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The study was a heritability analysis of 192 pairs of twins, which attributed 37 percent of the variation in Read More >

Posted on by Scott Bowen, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention15 CommentsTags , , ,

We Asked…You Answered…Thank You!

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What are the key priorities for the field of public health genomics for the next five years?  What can stakeholders accomplish together to achieve measurable health impact by applying genomics to significant public health issues? On June 30, 2011 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for comments, Read More >

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