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Interpretation of genetic data for medical and public health uses.

Authors
Schulte-PA
Source
Blood & Data: Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Human Genetic Databases. Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Iceland Press and Centre for Ethics, 2004 :277-282
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NIOSHTIC No.
20025618
Abstract
The increase in the number and size of genetic databases raises questions on how practitioners will apply this information for improved clinical care and public health. Before there can be effective and safe applications, various interpretive issues need to be addressed. These include the 1) need for population thinking about genetic information, 2) extension of traditional biomedical paradigm to include genetic information, and 3) attention to issues in the application of genetic information to qualitative and quantitative risk assessment. Premature or unprepared application of genetic information in medicine and public health could cause harm and societal problems. Consideration of these issues while database developments are in the relatively early stages may reduce untoward impacts.
Keywords
Genetics; Genetic-factors; Medical-research; Public-health; Health-care; Medical-care; Qualitative-analysis; Quantitative-analysis; Risk-analysis
Publication Date
20040101
Document Type
Book or book chapter; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Arnason-G; Nordal-S; Arnason-V
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9979545933
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Blood & Data: Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Human Genetic Databases
State
OH
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