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We launched the new version of PHGKB (version 1.3) that features two new specialized knowledge bases, one on cancer and one for infectious diseases. Try them! We also feature new user-friendly output of search results. For feedback and input, please email us at

Last Posted: May-25-2017 0PM


The CDC Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base is an online, continuously updated, searchable database of published scientific literature, CDC resources, and other materials that address the translation of genomic discoveries into improved health care and disease prevention. The Knowledge Base, cosponsored by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, is curated by CDC staff and is regularly updated to reflect ongoing developments in the field. This compendium of databases can be searched for genomics-related information on any specific topic... more

Weekly Horizon Scans

Genomics & Health Impact Weekly Scan features emerging roles of human genomics, testing and interventions in a wide variety of noncommunicable diseases across the life span, including, birth defects, newborn screening, reproductive health, childhood diseases, cancer, chronic diseases, pharmacogenomics, family health history, guidelines and recommendations. The weekly sweep also includes news, reviews, commentaries, tools and databases.

Current Edition (Published on May 25, 2017)

Birth Defects and Child Health


Chronic Diseases

Ethics, Policy and Law

Genomics in Practice

Reproductive Health