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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.

To find out more, please read Public Health Genomics At a Glance

OPHG provides timely and credible information for the effective and responsible translation of genome-based discoveries into public health and health care. OPHG is

The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) is led by Muin J. Khoury, MD, PhD, who is the first director of the office. Read a message from Dr. Muin J. Khoury.

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