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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. Its scope is wide and requires an understanding of genetics, epidemiology, public health and the principles of ethics, law and the social sciences. This book sets out the basic principles of public health genetics for a wide audience from those providing health care to those involved in establishing policy. The emphasis throughout the text is on providing an accessible introduction to the field. The content moves from the basic concepts, including definitions and history, through chapters on genetics, genetic technology, epidemiology, genetics in medicine, genetics in health services, ethical, legal and social implications, to the implications for health policy. It provides one-stop, introductory coverage of this rapidly developing and multidisciplinary field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521529075
ISBN-10: 0521529077
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alison Stewart

Alison Stewart is Head of Policy and Knowledge Management at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge. Philippa Brice is Science Policy andDissemination Manager at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge. Hilary Burton is Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge. Paul Pharoah is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge. Simon Sanderson is Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care Genetics at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. Ron Zimmern is Director of the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge.

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