Being more realistic about the public health impact of genomic medicine

Hall, Wayne D., Mathews, Rebecca and Morley, Katherine I. (2010) Being more realistic about the public health impact of genomic medicine. PLoS Medicine, 7 10: 1-4. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000347


Author Hall, Wayne D.
Mathews, Rebecca
Morley, Katherine I.
Title Being more realistic about the public health impact of genomic medicine
Journal name PLoS Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1549-1277
1549-1676
Publication date 2010-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000347
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Issue 10
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Abstract Before genomic information is used in public health screening, it must be shown that: * such information predicts disease risk better than phenotypic information; * cost-effective interventions exist for those at increased genetic risk; * these interventions are more cost-effective than population-level interventions; * genetic risk information motivates desired behaviour change. Currently there are no examples of genetic screening for disease risk that satisfy these criteria. © 2010 Hall et al.
Keyword Antilipemic agent
Prostate specific antigen
Genetic screening
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article: Article number e1000347, 4 p.

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