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Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy is an introduction to the new discipline of public health genetics. It brings together the insights of genetic and molecular science as a means of protecting and improving the health of the population. This book sets out the basic principles of public health genetics for a wide audience of readers from those providing health care to those involved in establishing health policy. It provides one-stop introductory coverage of this rapidly developing and multidisciplinary field.

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Genetic science and technology; 3. Fundamentals of genetic epidemiology; 4. Genetics in medicine; 5. Genetics in health services; 6. Ethical, legal and social issues; 7. Policy for genetic science.

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