Selected new reviews and commentaries, 2 July 2009

2 July 2009

Genetics. The promise of a cure: 20 years and countingCouzin-Frankel J. Science. 2009 Jun 19;324(5934):1504-7.

Clinical practice. Prenatal screening for aneuploidy.Driscoll DA, Gross S. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jun 11;360(24):2556-62.

Genetic discrimination in Huntington's disease.Tibben A. BMJ. 2009 Jun 9;338:b1281. 

Are electronic health records ready for genomic medicine?Scheuner MT, de Vries H, Kim B et al. Genet Med. 2009 May 27.

Potential etiologic and functional implications of genome-wide association loci for human diseases and traitsHindorff LA, Sethupathy P, Junkins HA, et al. PNAS 2009 Jun 9;106(23):9362-7.

The genetic contribution to non-syndromic human obesity.Walley AJ, Asher JE, Froguel P. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Jul;10(7):431-42.

From DNA sequence to transcriptional behaviour: a quantitative approach.Segal E, Widom J. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Jul;10(7):443-56.

Understanding what determines the frequency and pattern of human germline mutations.Arnheim N, Calabrese P. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Jul;10(7):478-88.

Challenges of translating genetic tests into clinical and public health practice.Rogowski WH, Grosse SD, Khoury MJ. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Jul;10(7):489-95.

Genetics of psychosis; insights from views across the genome.O'Donovan MC, Craddock NJ, Owen MJ. Hum Genet. 2009 Jun 12.

The brain collector
Miller G. Science. 2009 Jun 26;324(5935):1634-6.

Population Screening for Genetic Disorders in the 21st Century: Evidence, Economics, and Ethics.

Grosse SD, Rogowski WH, Ross LF et al. Public Health Genomics. 2009 [Epub ahead of print]


Confidentiality and sharing health information

Sheather J. BMJ. 2009 Jun 15;338:b2160.


HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis.

Alexander J, Kowdley KV. Genet Med. 2009 May;11(5):307-13.


Narcolepsy and the T-cell receptor

Vyse TJ. Nat Genet. 2009 Jun;41(6):640-1.

Science innovation. Assessing the impact of science fundingLane J. Science. 2009 Jun 5;324(5932):1273-5.

Science has a special edition on stem cells including reviews, prospects for clinical translation and US regulation:

FDA Regulation of Stem Cell–Based ProductsFink DW Jr. Science. 2009 Jun 26;324(5935):1662-3.

Medical Innovation Versus Stem Cell TourismLindvall O, Hyun I. Science. 2009 Jun 26;324(5935):1664-5.

The Increasing Complexity of the Cancer Stem Cell ParadigmRosen JM, Jordan CT. Science. 2009 Jun 26;324(5935):1670-3.

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