Selected new reviews and commentaries, 3 April 2008

3 April 2008

Genetic tests for common diseases: new insights, old concerns.

Melzer D et al. BMJ. 2008 Mar 15;336(7644):590-3

From genetic privacy to open consent.

Lunshof JE et al. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Apr 1; [Epub ahead of print]

Research ethics and the challenge of whole-genome sequencing.

McGuire AL, Caulfield T, Cho MK. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Feb;9(2):152-6.

Heritability in the genomics era - concepts and misconceptions.

Visscher PM, Hill WG, Wray NR. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Apr;9(4):255-66.

Quiet as a mouse: dissecting the molecular and genetic basis of hearing.

Brown SD, Hardisty-Hughes RE, Mburu P. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Apr;9(4):277-90.

Comparing whole genomes using DNA microarrays.

Gresham D, Dunham MJ, Botstein D. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Apr;9(4):291-302.

The road to genome-wide association studies.

Kruglyak L. Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Apr;9(4):314-8.

Public-private partnership in cord blood banking.

Fisk NM, Atun R.BMJ. 2008 Mar 22;336(7645):642-4.

Adding pathogens by genomic subtraction.

MacConaill L, Meyerson M. Nat Genet. 2008 Apr;40(4):380-2.

Epigenetics at the epicenter of modern medicine

Feinberg AP JAMA 2008 Mar;299(11):1345-50

Reducing glutamate signaling pays off in fragile X.

Bassell GJ, Gross C. Nat Med. 2008 Mar;14(3):249-50.

Epigenetics in cancer.

Esteller M. N Engl J Med. 2008 Mar 13;358(11):1148-59

Medicine. Blood-matching goes genetic.

Quill E. Science. 2008 Mar 14;319(5869):1478-9

Bioethics beyond the lifespan.

Churchill LR. Lancet. 2008 Mar 29;371(9618):1066-7.

The involvement of DNA-damage and -repair defects in neurological dysfunction.

Kulkarni A, Wilson DM 3rd. Am J Hum Genet. 2008 Mar;82(3):539-66.

DNA data. Proposal to 'Wikify' GenBank meets stiff resistance.

Pennisi E. Science. 2008 Mar 21;319(5870):1598-9.

Genetic testing and breach of patient confidentiality: Law, ethics, and pragmatics

Minkoff H & Ecker J Am J Obstet Gynecol2008 Mar [Epub ahead of print]

What's new in: "Genetics in childhood epilepsy"

Lagae L  Eur J Pediatr2008 Mar [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluating laboratory diagnostic tests.

Walley T BMJ. 2008 Mar 15;336(7644):569-70.

The gene detective.

Coombes R. BMJ. 2008 Mar 15;336(7644):586-7.

The 28th March issue of Science is a special issue focusing on gene regulation, with articles including:

MicroRNAs make big impression in disease after disease.

Couzin J. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1782-4.

Genetic risk. With new disease genes, a bounty of questions.

Couzin J. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1754-5.

Gene regulation by transcription factors and microRNAs.

Hobert O. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1785-6.

Multilevel regulation of gene expression by microRNAs.

Makeyev EV, Maniatis T. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1789-90.

Gene regulation in the third dimension.

Dekker J. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1793-4.

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