Monday, October 10, 2011

Personal Genomics and Public Health Initiatives

This article reviews a report published by an international panel of experts from a wide variety of fields including medicine, law, bioethics and public health.They investigated the potential for the use of genomic medicine in global public health initiatives. The report concludes that international efforts to utilize personal genomics in medicine are called for, especially with regard to developing countries. They also call for the creation of a public, global database of personal genomic profiles for the purpose of furthering knowledge and investigations into genomic medicine.

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