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In Print: Last Week's Clinical Sequencing Papers of Note: Dec 14, 2011

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Disclosing pathogenic genetic variants to research participants: Quantifying an emerging ethical responsibility.
Cassa CA, Savage SK, Taylor PL, Green RC, et al.
Genome Res. 2011 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]


Exome sequencing and SNP analysis detect novel compound heterozygosity in fatty acid hydroxylase-associated neurodegeneration.
Pierson TM, Simeonov DR, Sincan M, Adams DA, et al.
Eur J Hum Genet. 2011 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print]


Genomics and privacy: implications of the new reality of closed data for the field.
Greenbaum D, Sboner A, Mu XJ, Gerstein M.
PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Dec;7(12):e1002278.


ALDH1A1 is a novel EZH2 target gene in epithelial ovarian cancer identified by genome-wide approaches.
Li H, Bitler BG, Vathipadiekal V, Maradeo ME, et al.
Cancer Prev Res (Phila) . 2011 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]


Assembly and characterization of pandemic influenza A H1N1 genome in nasopharyngeal swabs using high-throughput pyrosequencing.
Bartolini B, Chillemi G, Abbate I, Bruselles A, et al.
New Microbiol. 2011 Oct;34(4):391-7.

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