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Study examines practicality of genome sequencing for salmonella surveillance

BioPrepWatch Sean Carlson 30 July 2014

A recent study demonstrated the practicality of using rapid whole-genome sequencing for the surveillance of salmonella in a state public health laboratory. 6 more words


Local company, BYU team up to improve treatment for those with Alzheimer's disease

PROVO, Utah – More than 5 million people in the United States are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, and a local company is teaming up with researchers at Brigham Young University to improve early diagnosis and treatment for the disease. 261 more words


Public Health in the News - July 20, 2014


  • Among the victims of the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down this past week was Joep Lange, a prominent AIDS researcher.
  • “After malaria is controlled, what’s next?” Science blog The Mermaid’s Tale…
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Public Health

Science Sunday #25

I came across a very moving article this week that I’d like to share for this week’s Science Sunday.  The article is called One Of A Kind:  What do you do if your child has a condition that is new to science? 174 more words


Family helps advance research into rare disease

Baylor College of Medicine’s genetics program continues to break barriers in diagnosing rare diseases through the use of advanced genome testing. Often the diagnosis is just the starting point for researchers, uncovering a rare disease where little is known and funding to study it is scarce or nonexistent. 608 more words


The “right not to know” genetic risk information

ACMG Recommendations for Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
21 March 2013

Keywords: secondary findings, incidental findings, genome, genomic medicine, personalized medicine, whole-exome, whole-genome, sequencing… 292 more words

Healthcare > Bioethics

USAMRIID proposes viral genome sequencing standards

BioPrepWatch  July 1, 2014  Paul Tinder

Scientists with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases recently proposed a set of standards that would develop commonalities among researchers attempting to sequence viral genomes and characterize viral stocks. 45 more words