Selected new reviews and commentaries, 1 December 2009

1 December 2009

A practical guide to interpretation and clinical application of personal genomic screening.
Edelman E, Eng C. BMJ. 2009 Oct 29;339:b4253. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b4253.

Genome-wide association studies and human disease: from trickle to flood.
Visscher PM, Montgomery GW. JAMA. 2009 Nov 11;302(18):2028-9.

Human genetics illuminates the paths to metabolic disease.
O'Rahilly S. Nature. 2009 Nov 19;462(7271):307-314.

Next generation disparities in human genomics: concerns and remedies.
Need AC, Goldstein DB. Trends Genet. 2009 Nov;25(11):489-94.

Genetic discrimination: problem or paradox?

DNA sequencing. No genome left behind.
Pennisi E. Science. 2009 Nov 6;326(5954):794-5. 

Common disorders are quantitative traits.
Plomin R, Haworth CM, Davis OS. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Dec;10(12):872-8

Epigenomics: Methylation matters.
Schübeler D. Nature. 2009 Nov 19;462(7271):296-297.

Evidence for a common pathway linking neurodegenerative diseases.
Shulman JM, De Jager PL. Nat Genet. 2009 Dec;41(12):1261-2.

Induced pluripotent stem cells and reprogramming: seeing the science through the hype.
Belmonte JC, Ellis J, Hochedlinger K, Yamanaka S. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Dec;10(12):878-83. 

Synthetic biology: understanding biological design from synthetic circuits.
Mukherji S, van Oudenaarden A. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 Dec;10(12):859-71. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

The applications of pharmacogenetics to prescribing: what is currently practicable?
Pirmohamed M. Clin Med. 2009 Oct;9(5):493-5.

MicroRNAs and cancer epigenetics: a macrorevolution.
Davalos V, Esteller M. Curr Opin Oncol. 2009 Nov 10.

Putting leprosy on the map.
Maiden MC. Nat Genet. 2009 Dec;41(12):1264-6.

Sceptical optimism: a new take on global health data.
Birnbaum J et al. Lancet. 2009 Nov 21;374(9703):1730-1.

Access denied?
Nature. 2009 Nov 19;462(7271):252.

Bioengineered human skin from embryonic stem cells.
Schlüter H, Kaur P. Lancet. 2009 Nov 21;374(9703):1725-6.

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