Genomics, medicine and public health


Abstract


Public health genomics unifies the scientific disciplines of genetics and public health. Public health genomics aims to facilitate the transfer of newly acquired knowledge in genetic and molecular biology into classical medicine, to evaluate the currently available genetic tests, and to educate both the medical community and the general population about advancements in molecular and cell biology of medical interest. Due to various factors, the application of new genetic discoveries in classical medicine and the evaluation of the current genetic clinical tests occur at relatively slow paste. The challenge of public health genomics is to create the most effective modus for coexistence of new molecular and cell biology discoveries and classical medical techniques in applied medicine. The ultimate goal is to accomplish a truly individualized medical therapy.

Keywords


Genetics; public health genomics; individualized therapy; medicine; public health; education

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NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aprex-8679

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2427/5916

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