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Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006
Issue release date: February 2006
Section title: Assessment
Community Genet 2006;9:21–26
(DOI:10.1159/000090689)

Genomics and Public Health in the United States: Signposts on the Translation Highway

Gwinn M. · Khoury M.J.
Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga., USA

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Abstract of Assessment

Received: 6/10/2005
Published online: 2/17/2006

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
eISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)

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Abstract

Successful completion of the Human Genome Project has raised public expectations that research findings will translate quickly into health benefits; however, the gap between biomedical research and clinical and public health application seems wider than ever. Public health scientists now have the opportunity to help create a broad concept of research translation that integrates genomic information into policies, programs and sevices benefiting the whole population. Important ’signposts’ along the translation highway include conducting population-based reearch in genomics, developing evidence on the clinical and public health value of genomic information, and integrating genomics into health practice.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Assessment

Received: 6/10/2005
Published online: 2/17/2006

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
eISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PHG


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