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Community Genet. 2006;9(1):21-6.

Genomics and public health in the United States: signposts on the translation highway.

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Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga 30333, USA. MGwinn@cdc.gov

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 services benefiting the whole population. Important 'signposts' along the translation highway include conducting population-based research in genomics, developing evidence on the clinical and public health value of genomic information, and integrating genomics into health practice.

PMID:
16490955
DOI:
10.1159/000090689
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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