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Advancing the Human Right to Health$
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José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001

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Searching for a role for genomics in the right to health

Searching for a role for genomics in the right to health

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(p.391) Chapter 27 Searching for a role for genomics in the right to health
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Lisa Eckstein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0027

This chapter takes an optimistic view of the future role of genomic technology in the right to health. It first discusses the early expectations of genomic technologies for advancing health outcomes, and the limited extent to which these expectations have thus far been fulfilled. It then considers the multifaceted implications of genomic technologies for developing countries, recognizing the overwhelming challenges of implementation but also the potential value of genomics. It concludes with an analysis of two case studies: the use of genomics as a tool to improve HIV treatment, and ongoing efforts to apply pharmacogenomics to the global cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemic.

Keywords:   genomic technology, healthcare, developing countries, hiv treatment, pharmacogenomics, cardiovascular disease epidemic

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