Selected new reviews and commentaries, 1 May 2009

1 May 2009

Genetic Risk Prediction - Are We There Yet?
Kraft P, Hunter DJ. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 23;360(17):1701-3

Common genetic variation and human traits
Goldstein DB. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 23;360(17):1696-8

Genomewide association studies - illuminating biologic pathways
Hirschhorn JN. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 23;360(17):1699-701

Genomewide association studies and human disease
Hardy J, Singleton A. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 23;360(17):1759-68

Screening for MCAD deficiency in newborns
Loughrey C, Bennett MJ. BMJ. 2009 Mar 12;338:b971

The trouble with screening
Lancet. 2009 Apr 11;373(9671):1223

Newborn blood collections. Science gold mine, ethical minefield
Couzin-Frankel J Science. 2009 Apr 10;324(5924):166-8

Stem cells: Fast and furious
Baker M. Nature. 2009 Apr 23;458(7241):962-5

Genetics of type 1A diabetes
Concannon P, Rich SS, Nepom GT. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 16;360(16):1646-54

Genetic susceptibility to SLE: new insights from fine mapping and genome-wide association studies
Harley IT, Kaufman KM, Langefeld CD, Harley JB, Kelly JA. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 May;10(5):285-90

Linking DNA methylation and histone modification: patterns and paradigms
Cedar H, Bergman Y. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 May;10(5):295-304

Validating, augmenting and refining genome-wide association signals
Ioannidis JP, Thomas G, Daly MJ. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 May;10(5):318-29

Data sharing in genomics - re-shaping scientific practice
Kaye J, Heeney C, Hawkins N, de Vries J, Boddington P. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 May;10(5):331-5

Non-genetic heterogeneity - a mutation-independent driving force for the somatic evolution of tumours
Brock A, Chang H, Huang S. Nat Rev Genet. 2009 May;10(5):336-42

The genetics of bipolar disorder
Barnett JH, Smoller JW. Neuroscience. 2009 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Patent pools: an idea whose time has come
Sukkar E BMJ. 2009 Apr 21;338:b1630. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b1630

Genome scans: impatient for the payoff
Koenig R. Science. 2009 Apr 24;324(5926):448

Developmental biology: Two by two.
Cyranoski D. Nature. 2009 Apr 16;458(7240):826-9

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