Selected new reviews and commentaries, 8 December 2008

8 December 2008

The 6th November issue of Nature has an editorial and a series of special news reports and commentaries on personal genomes:

My genome. So what?
Personal genomes: The case of the missing heritability
Maher B. Nature. 2008 Nov 6;456(7218):18-21.
Personal genomes: Standard and pores
Sanderson K. Nature. 2008 Nov 6;456(7218):23-5.
Personal genomes: A disruptive personality, disrupted
Nelson B. Nature. 2008 Nov 6;456(7218):26-8.
Personal genomes: When consent gets in the way
Taylor P. Nature. 2008 Nov 6;456(7218):32-3. No abstract available.

Recreational genomics; what's in it for you?

Research ethics: Certificates of confidentiality and compelled disclosure of data
Beskow LM, Dame L, Costello EJ. Science. 2008 Nov 14;322(5904):1054-5.
Recreational genomics; what's in it for you?

Evans JP. Genet Med. 2008 Oct;10(10):709-10.

Policy considerations in designing a fragile X population screening program.

Ross LF, Acharya K. Genet Med. 2008 Oct;10(10):711-3.
A Decade of Public Health Genomics in the United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997-2007.

Khoury MJ, Bowen S, Bradley LA, Coates R, Dowling NF, Gwinn M, Kolor K, Moore CA, St Pierre J, Valdez R, Yoon PW. Public Health Genomics. 2008 Sep 3.

Danger and opportunity
Sharing patients' records to boost medical research

Medical research ethics in China
Wang R, Henderson GE. Lancet. 2008 Nov 29;372(9653):1867-8. Epub 2008 Oct 17.

Bias, spin, and misreporting: time for full access to trial protocols and results

Chan AW (2008) PLoS Med 5(11): e230 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050230
Scientists and human rights
Rubenstein L, Younis M. Science. 2008 Nov 28;322(5906):1303.

From Genome-Wide Association Studies to Gene-Environment-Wide Interaction Studies - Challenges and Opportunities.
Khoury MJ, Wacholder S. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]

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