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Genetics and public health in the 21st century : using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease / edited by Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, Elizabeth J. Thomson.

  • Khoury, Muin J.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

Physical description

xx, 639 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Ch. 1. Genetics and public health: a framework for the integration of human genetics into public health practice -- Ch. 2. Genetics and public health: historical perspectives and current challenges and opportunities -- Ch. 3. The human genome project: evolving status and emerging opportunities for disease prevention -- Ch. 4. Models of public health genetic policy development -- Ch. 5. The multidisciplinary nature of public health genetics in research and education -- Ch. 6. Epidemiology, molecular biology, and public health -- Ch. 7. Surveillance for birth defects and genetic diseases -- Ch. 8. Surveillance for hemophilia and inherited hematologic disorders -- Ch. 9. Public health assessment of genetic predisposition to cancer -- Ch. 10. Public health assessment of genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases: malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV -- Ch. 11. Public health assessment of genetic information in the occupational setting -- Ch. 12. Medical and public health strategies for ensuring the quality of genetic testing -- Ch. 13. Newborn screening quality assurance -- Ch. 14. Public health needs assessment for state-based genetic services delivery --Ch. 15. Access to genetic services in the United States: a challenge to genetics in public health -- Ch. 16. Community genetics in The Netherlands -- Ch. 17. Delivery of genetic services in developing countries -- Ch. 18. Genetics and prevention effectiveness -- Ch. 19. Impact of genetic information and genetic counseling on public health -- Ch. 20. Lessons learned from newborn screening for phenylketonuria -- Ch. 21. Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis: a paradigm for public health genetics policy development -- Ch. 22. Newborn screening for sickle cell disease: public health impact and evaluation -- Ch. 23. Public health strategies to prevent the complications of hemochromatosis -- Ch. 24. Applying genetic strategies to prevent atherosclerosis -- Ch. 25. Genetics, public health, and the law -- Ch. 26. Genetics and public health: informed consent beyond the clinical encounter -- Ch. 27. Public health surveillance of genetic information: ethical and legal responses to social risk -- Ch. 28. Principles and practices of communication processes for genetics in public health -- Ch. 29. Training in public health genetics -- Ch. 30. Consumer perpectives on genetic testing: lessons learned -- Ch. 31. Using the Internet to disseminate genetics information for public health.


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