Public health genetics applies genetic and genomic information to improve public health and prevent disease.
Programs that make up public health genetics and genomics include, but are not limited to: educating healthcare providers, patients and their families, the general public, and policymakers on genetics; providing genetic services (such as newborn screening or cancer screening); providing guidance on laws and regulations that affect individuals with genetic conditions; and much more.
Highlighted below is the framework for public health genetics. Additionally, we have included resources that further describe public health and genetics.
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Interested in learning more about public health, genetics, or genomics? Check out some great resources below.
From the CDC.
From the Genetics Home Reference