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Copyright Policy
Most of the information on our site is in the public domain and can be used without charge or restriction. There are a few exceptions; at times the National Office of Public Health Genomics (NOPHG) website may contain images, documents or links to documents, such as full-text journal articles, that may be copyright protected. Permission to reproduce copyrighted images or documents may be required. People are free to link to the NOPHG site, which would ensure up-to-date, accurate information.

Linking Policy
Although organizations are welcome to link to the  CDC Genomics website, CDC policy limits outside links to other Federal government agencies, selected  CDC grantees, National Office of Public Health Genomics (NOPHG) Partnership members, and selected  genomics-related organizations. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. For example, temporary links may be established with an organization that is conducting a meeting for which the NOPHG is providing sponsorship. In addition, links to the developers of tools that assist visitors in using website technology are provided. Currently, the NOPHG website links to free versions of the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, RealOne ® player, Macromedia® web players, Microsoft® readers, WinZip®, Windows Media®  player, and various browsers. Non-government sites will have a free download logo, or a warning icon warning exclamation included with the reference.

PDF Files
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Schedule for Posting Content
We post information as available, unless otherwise required by law. Some areas of the CDC Genomics website are updated daily while others are updated on a weekly, monthly or annual schedule.  Every page has a "Last updated" date, and possibly an "archived" date. Archived pages represent published reports or materials. You may view a full listing of current pages on our site map.

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Page last updated: December 11, 2007
Content Source: National Office of Public Health Genomics