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Genetic Techniques in Public Health

Communication And Information Dissemination

The fourth public-health function in genetics is developing and applying communication principles and strategies related to advances in human genetics, interventions, and genetic tests and services, as well as in interventions, the ethical, legal, and social issues related to these topics. Public health agencies can play a role in translating the very complex information related to genetics and disease prevention to health care workers and the public. An appropriate mix of mechanisms should be used to disseminate information, including distance-based interactive meetings, information centers, and electronic communication.

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