Selected new reviews and commentaries, 3 August 2009

3 August 2009

Gene therapy - still a work in clinical and regulatory progress.
Hohmann EL. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 9;361(2):193-5.

Genomic copy number variation, human health, and disease.Wain LV, Armour JA, Tobin MD. Lancet. 2009 Jul 25;374(9686):340-50

Effect of genetic testing for risk of Alzheimer's disease.Kane RA, Kane RL. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 16;361(3):298-9.

Cell-free fetal DNA and RNA in maternal blood: implications for safer antenatal testing.Wright CF, Chitty LS. BMJ. 2009 Jul 6;339:b2451. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2451.

No risk, no objections? Ethical pitfalls of cell-free fetal DNA and RNA testing.
Schmitz D, Henn W, Netzer C. BMJ. 2009 Jul 6;339:b2690. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2690.

Protecting privacy and the public - limits on police use of bioidentifiers in Europe.Annas GJ. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 9;361(2):196-201.

The illusive gold standard in genetic ancestry testingSoo-Jin Lee S, Bolnick DA, Duster T, Ossorio P, Tallbear K. Science. 2009 Jul 3;325(5936):38-9.

The genetics of quantitative traits: challenges and prospects
Mackay TF, Stone EA, Ayroles JF. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Aug;10(8):565-77.

Exploiting and antagonizing microRNA regulation for therapeutic and experimental applications.Brown BD, Naldini L. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Aug;10(8):578-85.

Gene defects and allergy.
Van Bever H, Lane B, Common J. BMJ. 2009 Jul 9;339:b1203. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b1203.

The changing moral focus of newborn screening.
Fleischman AR, Lin BK, Howse JL. Genet Med. 2009 Jul;11(7):507-9.

Human genetics: One gene, twenty years
Pearson H. Nature. 2009 Jul 9;460(7252):164-9.

The HapMap and genome-wide association studies in diagnosis and therapy.Manolio TA, Collins FS. Annu Rev Med. 2009;60:443-56.

Molecular biology. Neutralizing toxic RNA.
Cooper TA. Science. 2009 Jul 17;325(5938):272-3.

Transcription. Sweet silencing.
Simon JA. Science. 2009 Jul 3;325(5936):45-6.

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