Public Health Genomics. Die integration genombasierten wissens in die public-health-forschung, politik und gesundheitsversorgung

Translated title of the contribution: Public Health Genomics. The integration of genome-based knowledge into public health research, policies and health services

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Which consequences can be drawn from genome-based knowledge and how can it be responsibly and timely translated into policies and practice? What are recent developments in genetics and molecular biology, what are the challenges, what are the risks of these developments? Which policies can provide an acceptable balance between providing strong protection of individuals'interests and needs while enabling society to benefit from the genomic advances and empowering individuals? How can molecular medicine contribute to more effective and efficient health care services, and what infrastructures and policies can already now be implemented to assure a benefit for population health? Thus, Public Health Genomics (PHG) tries to answer these challenging questions. This integration of genomics into the aims of public health is called Public Health Genomics (PHG) and is defined as "the responsible and effective translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies into public policy and health services for the benefit of population health".

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalBundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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