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Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention

The basic science of public health genomics is "human genome epidemiology," the set of methods for collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data on the distribution of gene variants, gene-disease associations, and gene-environment and gene-gene interactions. Population-based epidemiologic studies are the basis for estimating the absolute, relative, and attributable risks that gauge the effects of genomic factors on the health of individuals and populations. (Khoury)

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored materials Population Health Fact Sheet for Health Professionals

Center for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored materials Gene Environment Interaction  (Acrobat Print File)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored materials Recognizing the Opportunities, Identifying Barriers, and Meeting the Challenges of Genomics and Public Health (2002)

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  • Health Studies
    Reports and publications of epidemiologic studies of the role of genomic factors in health and disease.
  • Research Methodology
    Reports and publications of epidemiologic and statistical methodology for genomic research.
  • ELSI
    Reports and publications of the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research.

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Last Updated October 12, 2004