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Selected Recent Publications

  1. Cassa CA, Jordan
  2. Cassa CA, Weghorn D, Balick DJ, Jordan DM, Nusinow D, Samocha KE, O'Donnell-Luria A, MacArthur DG, Daly MJ, Beier DR, Sunyaev, SR. Estimating the Selective Effects of Heterozygous Protein Truncating Variants from Human Exome Data. Nat Genet. 2017 May;49(5):806-810. doi: 10.1038/ng.3831. PMID: 28369035
  3. Cassa CA, Akle S, Jordan DM, Rosenfeld JA. When “N of 2” is not enough: Integrating statistical and functional data in gene discovery. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2017 May;3(3):a001099. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a001099. PMID: 28487880
  4. Akle S, Chun S, Jordan DM, Cassa CA. Mitigating false-positive associations in rare disease gene discovery. Hum Mutat. 2015 Oct;36(10):998-1003. doi: 10.1002/humu.22847. PMID: 26378430
  5. Cassa CA, Smith SE, Docken W, Hoffman E, McLaughlin H, Chun S, Leshchiner I, Miraoui H, Raychaudhuri S, Frank NY, Wilson BJ, Sunyaev SR, Maas RL; Brigham Genomic Medicine, Vuzman D. An argument for early genomic sequencing in atypical cases: a WISP3 variant leads to diagnosis of progressive pseudorheumatoid arthropathy of childhood. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Oct 22. pii: kev367. PMID: 26493744
  6. Chopra SS, Leshchiner I, Duzkale H, McLaughlin H, Giovanni M, Zhang C, Stitziel N, Fingeroth J, Joyce RM, Lebo M, Rehm H, Vuzman D, Maas R, Sunyaev SR, Murray M, Cassa CA. Inherited CHST11/MIR3922 deletion is associated with a novel recessive syndrome presenting with skeletal malformation and malignant lymphoproliferative disease. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2015 Sep;3(5):413-23. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.152. Epub 2015 May 10. PMID: 26436107
  7. Balick DJ, Do R, Cassa CA, Reich D, Sunyaev SR. Dominance of Deleterious Alleles Controls the Response to a Population Bottleneck. PLoS Genet. 2015 Aug 28;11(8):e1005436. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005436. eCollection 2015 Aug. PMID: 26317225
  8. Jordan DM, Frangakis SG, Golzio C, Cassa CA, Kurtzberg J; Task Force for Neonatal Genomics, Davis EE, Sunyaev SR, Katsanis N. Identification of cis-suppression of human disease mutations by comparative genomics. Nature. 2015 Aug 13;524(7564):225-9. doi: 10.1038/nature14497. Epub 2015 Jun 29. PMID: 26123021
  9. Brownstein CA, Beggs AH, Homer N, Merriman B, Yu TW, Flannery KC, DeChene ET, Towne MC, Savage SK, Price EN, Holm IA, Luquette LJ, Lyon E, Majzoub J, Neupert P, McCallie D Jr, Szolovits P, Willard HF, Mendelsohn NJ, Temme R, Finkel RS, Yum SW, Medne L, Sunyaev SR, Adzhubey I, Cassa CA, … Kohane IS, Margulies DM. An international effort towards developing standards for best practices in analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical genome sequencing results in the CLARITY Challenge.
    Genome Biol. 15(3):R53 (2014) PubMed PMID:24667040.
  10. Cassa CA, Tong MY, Jordan DM. Large numbers of genetic variants considered to be pathogenic are common in asymptomatic individuals. Hum Mutat 34(9):1216-20 (2013). PubMed [[|PMID:23818451
  11. Cassa, CA, Chunara R, Mandl K, Brownstein JS. Twitter as a sentinel in emergency situations: lessons from the Boston marathon explosions. PLoS Curr. 2013; 5. PMID: 23852273; PMCID: PMC3706072.1.
  12. Cassa, CA, Miller RA, Mandl KD. A novel, privacy-preserving cryptographic approach for sharing sequencing data. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jan 1; 20(1):69-76. PMID: 23125421; PMCID: PMC3555340.
  13. Cassa, CA, Savage SK, Taylor PL, Green RC, McGuire AL, Mandl KD. Disclosing pathogenic genetic variants to research participants: quantifying an emerging ethical responsibility. Genome Res. 2012 Mar; 22(3):421-8. PMID: 22147367; PMCID: PMC3290777.
  14. Tong MY, Cassa, CA, Kohane IS. Automated validation of genetic variants from large databases: ensuring that variant references refer to the same genomic locations. Bioinformatics. 2011 Mar 15; 27(6):891-3. PMID: 21258063; PMCID: PMC3051330.
  15. Malin, B, Cassa, C, Kantarcioglu M . Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques, Chapman Hall / CRC Press. A Survey of Challenges and Solutions for Privacy in Clinical Genomics Data Mining. 2010.
  16. Cassa, CA, Mandl KD. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009. Risk of Re-Identification: Privacy Implications for Rare Mutation. 2009.
  17. Stoto, M. A., Dempsey, J. X., Baer, A., Cassa, C, Gibson, P. J., & Buehler, J. W. . Advances in Disease Surveillance. Expert Meeting on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Other Legal and Ethical Issues in Syndromic Surveillance. 2009; 7(2).
  18. Wieland SC, Cassa, CA, Mandl KD, Berger B. Revealing the spatial distribution of a disease while preserving privacy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 18; 105(46):17608-13. PMID: 19015533; PMCID: PMC2584758.
  19. Cassa, CA, Kenfield S, Daniel J, Mandl KD. The Massachusetts Health and Homeland Alert Network: a scalable and secure public health knowledge management and notification system. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 893. PMID: 18999074.
  20. Cassa, CA, Wieland SC, Mandl KD. Re-identification of home addresses from spatial locations anonymized by Gaussian skew. Int J Health Geogr. 2008; 7:45. PMID: 18700031; PMCID: PMC2526988.
  21. Cassa, CA, Schmidt B, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. My sister's keeper?: genomic research and the identifiability of siblings. BMC Med Genomics. 2008; 1:32. PMID: 18655711; PMCID: PMC2503988.
  22. Cassa, CA. Privacy and identifiability in clinical research, personalized medicine, and public health surveillance. 2008.
  23. Cassa, CA, Mandl KD. Multi-factor authentication using contents from disparate EHRs. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 891. PMID: 18693992.
  24. Brownstein JS, Cassa, CA, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. An unsupervised classification method for inferring original case locations from low-resolution disease maps. Int J Health Geogr. 2006; 5:56. PMID: 17156451; PMCID: PMC1702538.
  25. Brownstein JS, Cassa, CA, Mandl KD. No place to hide–reverse identification of patients from published maps. N Engl J Med. 2006 Oct 19; 355(16):1741-2. PMID: 17050904.
  26. Grannis S, Egg J, Cassa, C, Olson K, Mandl K, Overhage J . Proc Symp 2006 Syndromic Surveillance Conf, Baltimore, MD. Evaluating the Performance of a Spatial Scan Statistic Using Simulated Outbreak Characteristics. 2006.
  27. Cassa, CA, Grannis SJ, Overhage JM, Mandl KD. A context-sensitive approach to anonymizing spatial surveillance data: impact on outbreak detection. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Mar-Apr; 13(2):160-5. PMID: 16357353; PMCID: PMC1447544.
  28. Cassa, CA, Iancu K, Olson KL, Mandl KD. A software tool for creating simulated outbreaks to benchmark surveillance systems. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2005; 5:22. PMID: 16018815; PMCID: PMC1182374.
  29. Brownstein JS, Cassa, CA, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. Reverse geocoding: concerns about patient confidentiality in the display of geospatial health data. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 905. PMID: 16779192; PMCID: PMC1560748.
  30. Grannis S, Mandl K, Olson K, Cassa, CA, Overhage JM . International Society of Disease Surveillance Annu Symp Proc. Boston, MA. Geographic Coordinate Transformation Methods to Reduce Privacy Risks Associated with Surveillance. 2004.
  31. Mandl KD, Reis B, Cassa, C. Measuring outbreak-detection performance by using controlled feature set simulations. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004 Sep 24; 53 Suppl:130-6. PMID: 15714642.
  32. Cassa, CA. Spatial outbreak detection analysis tool : a system to create sets of semi-synthetic geo-spatial clusters. 2004.