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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

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

Lorenzo D. Botto

Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo

Oxford University Press

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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