Selected new reviews and commentaries, 2 June 2008

2 June 2008

A HapMap harvest of insights into the genetics of common disease
Manolio TA, Brooks LD, Collins FS. J Clin Invest 2008 May;118(5):1590-605

Common and rare variants in multifactorial susceptibility to common diseases.
Bodmer W, Bonilla C. Nat Genet. 2008 Jun;40(6):695-701.

Genome wide open.

From human genetics and genomics to pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics: past lessons, future directions.
Nebert DW, Zhang G, Vesell ES. Drug Metab Rev. 2008;40(2):187-224.

Can a cell have a soul?

False hopes, unwarranted fears: the trouble with medical news stories
PLoS Medicine Editors, Barbour V, Clark J, Peiperl L, Veitch E, Wong M, Yamey G. PLoS Med. 2008 May 27;5(5):e118.

Pharmacogenetic testing: not as simple as it seems
Haga SB, Burke W. Genet Med. 2008 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]

A malaria fingerprint in the human genome?
Daily JP, Sabeti P. N Engl J Med. 2008 Apr 24;358(17):1855-6.

Detecting genetic responses to environmental change.
Hoffmann AA, Willi Y. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Jun;9(6):421-32.

Educating the general public about multifactorial genetic disease: applying a theory-based framework to understand current public knowledge.
Smerecnik CM, Mesters I, de Vries NK, de Vries H. Genet Med. 2008 Apr;10(4):251-8

Molecular screening for new fusion genes in cancer
New susceptibility genes for ulcerative colitis
Prader-Willi and snoRNAs.

Long-term follow-up after diagnosis resulting from newborn screening: statement of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children.
Kemper AR et al. Genet Med. 2008 Apr;10(4):259-61.

HuGE Watch: tracking trends and patterns of published studies of genetic association and human genome epidemiology in near-real time
Yu W, Wulf A, Yesupriya A, Clyne M, Khoury MJ, Gwinn M. Eur J Hum Genet. 2008 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Genomic medicine and developing countries: creating a room of their own
Séguin B, Hardy BJ, Singer PA, Daar AS. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Jun;9(6):487-93.

The genetics of gestational diabetes mellitus: evidence for relationship with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Robitaille J, Grant AM.Genet Med. 2008 Apr;10(4):240-50.

The molecular genetics of type 1 diabetes: new genes and emerging mechanisms
Ounissi-Benkalha H, Polychronakos C. Trends Mol Med. 2008 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]

The genetics and immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
Cho JH. Nat Rev Immunol. 2008 Jun;8(6):458-66.

DNA methylation landscapes: provocative insights from epigenomics.
Suzuki MM, Bird A. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Jun;9(6):465-76.

Linkage disequilibrium - understanding the evolutionary past and mapping the medical future.
Slatkin M. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Jun;9(6):477-85.

Bona fide genetic associations with bone mineral density.
Hirschhorn JN, Gennari L. N Engl J Med. 2008 May 29;358(22):2403-5. 

Preliminary results of gene therapy for retinal degeneration.
Miller JW. N Engl J Med. 2008 May 22;358(21):2282-4.


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