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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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Surveillance for birth defects and genetic diseases

Surveillance for birth defects and genetic diseases

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(p.123) 7 Surveillance for birth defects and genetic diseases
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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century
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Lorenzo D. Botto

Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0007

This chapter describes some surveillance issues that will likely be increasingly relevant as birth-defects surveillance moves into the future, and that provide instructive similarities and contrast with the emerging field of genetic disease surveillance. In the discussion of genetic-disease surveillance, emphasis is placed on high-penetrance, single-gene conditions that usually manifest in the pediatric age group.

Keywords:   public health surveillance, birth defects surveillance, genetics disease surveillance, public health genetic programs

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