Title

Community Genetics in Developing Countries

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

S Karger

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Biomedical and Sports Science

RAS ID

249

Comments

Originally published as: Bittles, A. H., Savithri, H. S., & Rao, N. A. (2002). Community genetics in developing countries. Public Health Genomics, 5(3), 151-152. Original article available here.

Abstract

To date, studies on human genetic disorders have mainly been conducted on populations living in developed countries, and the results reflect their contemporary disease profiles. An equivalent assessment of the impact of genetic disorders on the health of people in developing countries has not been possible, largely because of the ongoing toll imposed by major endemic and epidemic diseases. However, with improvements in general living standards and successful preventive campaigns to control infectious diseases in virtually all developing counties, the effects of genetic disorders have become increasingly obvious, especially where sophisticated diagnostic facilities have been established.

DOI

10.1159/000066327

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1159/000066327