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Genetics, public health, and the law

Ellen Wright Clayton

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780195128307
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0025

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Genetics, public health, and the law

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This chapter discusses the legally defined scope of the government's powers to use genetic information to improve the public health. It begins by discussing public health law more generally before turning to the particular challenges raised by genetics.

Keywords: public health; health policy; public policy; government power

Chapter.  6374 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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