Week 7: Required readings

Graduate Students

Lander, E.S.  Initial impact of the sequencing of the human genome. Nature.10. February 2011. Vol 470:187-197.


The Human Microbiome Project Consortium. Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome. Nature, 14 June 2012. Vol. 486: 207-212. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v486/n7402/full/nature11234.html

Undergrad Students

Textbook: C.N. Mikai. Public Health Genomics: The Essentials. Chapter 15

Gribbin, J.  Genome Sequencing and Personalized Medicine. In: Shaping Public Health Policy in the Age of Genomics. (2011) Chapter 5: Pp.58-70 http://www.geneforum.org/briefingbook

Khoury, M.J.  On Spinning Wheels and Genomes Revealed. Center for Disease Control (CDC).  March 28, 2013. http://blogs.cdc.gov/genomics/2013/03/28/on-spinning-wheels/

Conniff, R. Microbes: The Trillions of Creatures Governing Your Health. May 2013. Pp. 40-47. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/microbes-the-trillions-of-creatures-governing-your-health-37413457/

Robertson, J.A. The $1000 Genome: Ethical and Legal Issues in Whole Genome Sequencing of Individuals. The American Journal of Bioethics 3(3): InFocus. 2003.


Kolata, G.  Cancers Share Gene Patterns, Studies Affirm. New York Times.

May 1, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/health/dna-research-points-to-new-insight-into-cancers.html

Juengst, E., et al. After the revolution? Ethical and social challenges in ‘personalized genomic medicine.’ Personalized Medicine (2012) 9(4), 421-439. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3646379/

Dickenson, D. Great Expectations, Modest Returns. Genewatch. Volume 25, Issue 5. 2012. http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/genewatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=448

Pollack, A. Taking DNA Sequencing to the Masses.  New York Times. January 4, 2011.


Yong, Ed. Whole-Genome Growing Pains/.  The Scientist. March 11, 2014. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39400/title/Whole-Genome-Growing-Pains/

Johnson, G.  Why Everyone Seems to Have Cancer.  New York Times, Sunday Review. January 4, 2014.


Friday 05.16.2014 Guest Researcher:

Joe Gray, PhD. Chair of the OHSU Department of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and Associate Director for Translational Research at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

Kemal Sönmez, PhD Associate Professor, OHSU Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology.