The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), CDC
Public health genomics is a relatively new field that focuses on the effective and responsible translation of genomics research into population health benefits.
Since 1997, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) has served CDC programs, other federal agencies, state health departments, and other external partners by identifying, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based genomics practices to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases.
OPHG provides timely and credible information for the effective and responsible translation of genome-based discoveries into public health & health care. OPHG is
- Identifying Opportunities for Genomics to Improve Health & Transform Health Care
- Informing about Evidence-based Genomic Applications to Impact Health
- Integrating Evidence-based Genomic Applications into Practice & Programs
To find out more, please read Public Health Genomics At a Glance
What is Genomics?
Genomics is the study of all the genes in a person, as well as the interactions of those genes with each other and a person's environment. All people are 99.9% identical in genetic makeup, but differences in the remaining 0.1% hold important clues about health and disease.