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Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy
An Introduction to Public Health Genetics

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  • Date Published: June 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511282751

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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.

    • Concise yet comprehensive, rigorous and well-researched
    • Covers basic genetics through to the implications for policy
    • Accessible to those with no prior knowledge of the field
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    '… the book provides a good introductory text for students looking to gain a strong foundation in the complex field of research and public policy that surrounds medical genetics.' The Journal of Biosocial Science

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    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511282751
    • contains: 42 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of 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.

  • Authors

    Alison Stewart, Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge
    Alison Stewart is Head of Policy and Knowledge Management at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge.

    Philippa Brice, Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge
    Philippa Brice is Science Policy andDissemination Manager at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge.

    Hilary Burton, Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge
    Hilary Burton is Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge.

    Paul Pharoah, University of Cambridge
    Paul Pharoah is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge.

    Simon Sanderson, Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge
    Simon Sanderson is Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care Genetics at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge.

    Ron Zimmern, Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge
    Ron Zimmern is Director of the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge.

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