Can family history be used as a tool for public health and preventive medicine?

@article{Yoon2002CanFH,
  title={Can family history be used as a tool for public health and preventive medicine?},
  author={Paula W. Yoon and Maren T Scheuner and Kris L Peterson-Oehlke and Marta Gwinn and Andrew Faucett and Muin J. Khoury},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={4},
  pages={304-310}
}
Most common chronic diseases are the result of complex interactions between multiple genetic variants and environmental factors. Despite significant advances in the last decade in the understanding of our genome, there are substantial limitations in epidemiological and analytic approaches to studying the effects of genetic determinants of common chronic diseases. Knowledge of genetic variation underlying disease susceptibility should improve our ability to diagnose, manage, and prevent these… CONTINUE READING