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Category: Population screening

How Can We Use Genetic Testing in Population Screening for Common Diseases?

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Scientific and implementation challenges Population screening for diseaseĀ  is a concept that has been around for many decades. Its main purpose is early detection and treatment of asymptomatic disease, or risk assessment and prevention of future disease, in order to improve health outcomes in individuals and populations. Examples include mammography in breast cancer screening and Read More >

Posted on by Muin J Khoury, Director, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionLeave a commentTags , ,
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