From community genetics to public health genomics - what's in a name?

@article{Knoppers2009FromCG,
  title={From community genetics to public health genomics - what's in a name?},
  author={Bartha Maria Knoppers and Angela M Brand},
  journal={Public health genomics},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-3}
}
from community genetics to public health genomics has been in process for more than 45 years. In 1963 an expert group within the World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the impact of genetics on well-being and illness and arrived at the conclusion that ‘... genetic considerations add a new dimension to public health work: a concern not only for the health and wellbeing of persons now living, but also for ... generations yet to come’ [1] . The application of medical genetics and the… CONTINUE READING

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