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Genetic Techniques in Public Health - Summary

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In summary, four public health functions for genetics have been outlined that underscore the complexities involved in public health genetics. All are carried out by efforts among various groups, including partnerships and coordinated efforts among federal, state, and local agencies, the public and private sectors, and the public-health, medical, and academic sectors, with various levels of community and consumer involvement. Annual national meetings on genetics and public health facilitate these efforts.

Joellen M. Schildkraut

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