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    DescriptionGenetics, Health Care and Public Policy is an introduction to the new discipline of public health genetics. It brings together the insights of genetic and molecular science as a means of protecting and improving the health of the population. Its scope is wide and requires an understanding of genetics, epidemiology, public health and the principles of ethics, law and the social sciences. This book sets out the basic principles of public health genetics for a wide audience from those providing health care to those involved in establishing policy. The emphasis throughout the text is on providing an accessible introduction to the field. The content moves from the basic concepts, including definitions and history, through chapters on genetics, genetic technology, epidemiology, genetics in medicine, genetics in health services, ethical, legal and social implications, to the implications for health policy. It provides one-stop, introductory coverage of this rapidly developing and multidisciplinary field.


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    Title
    Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Public Health Genetics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Stewart, By (author) Philippa Brice, By (author) Ron Zimmern, By (author) Hilary Burton, By (author) Simon Sanderson, By (author) Paul Pharoah
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521529075
    ISBN 10: 0521529077
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MBN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MFN, MBNS
    BISAC V2.8: MED107000, MED028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED016000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RK
    DC22: 614.599
    LC classification: QH431 .G3993 2007
    Thema V1.0: MBN, MFN
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    42 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Alison Stewart is Head of Policy and Knowledge Management at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge. Philippa Brice is Science Policy andDissemination Manager at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge. Hilary Burton is Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge. Paul Pharoah is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge. Simon Sanderson is Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care Genetics at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. Ron Zimmern is Director of the Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge.
    Review quote
    '... the book provides a good introductory text for students looking to gain a strong foundation in the complex field of research and public policy that surrounds medical genetics.' The Journal of Biosocial Science
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Genetic science and technology; 3. Fundamentals of genetic epidemiology; 4. Genetics in medicine; 5. Genetics in health services; 6. Ethical, legal and social issues; 7. Policy for genetic science.