Title

Genomics and public health: China’s perspective

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Academic Press

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

27136

Comments

Originally published as: Wang, W. (2018). Genomics and Public Health: China’s Perspective. In Genomic Medicine in Emerging Economies (pp. 27-48). Original article available here

Abstract

The recent advancements and emerging technologies that enable high-throughput genetic and “omics” research have provided an unprecedented opportunity to conquer human diseases, including maternal and child health ailments. As the world has started to pay attention to these developments, China—with a diverse population of over 1.3 billion people and an unprecedentedly huge investment in genome science and public health genomics-related programs and services—can make a substantial contribution to humanity by showing other developing countries a way forward. In addition to its efforts in setting up nationwide services including prenatal and newborn screening and other genetic tests, national genomics policies are being implemented to address a range of genetic issues and the infrastructure of public health genomics. Furthermore, a better understanding of traditional Chinese medicine from a genomic perspective may provide a unique chance for its applications in modern techniques in both research and clinical applications.

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-811531-2.00004-7

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