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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st CenturyUsing Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease$
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Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, and Elizabeth Thomson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.001.0001

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Genetics, public health, and the law

Genetics, public health, and the law

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(p.489) 25 Genetics, public health, and the law
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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century
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Ellen Wright Clayton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0025

This chapter discusses the legally defined scope of the government's powers to use genetic information to improve the public health. It begins by discussing public health law more generally before turning to the particular challenges raised by genetics.

Keywords:   public health, health policy, public policy, government power

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