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Obesity and Genetics

Obesity is a major health hazard that has reached epidemic proportions in populations whose environments offer an abundance of calorie-rich foods and few opportunities for physical activity.
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Genomics Across CDC
  · Birth Defects  

· Newborn Screening


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Phone   770-488-8510
Fax       770-488-8355

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   Welcome to Public Health Genomics

The National Office of Public Health Genomics (NOPHG) promotes the integration of genomics into public health research, policy, and practice in order to improve the lives and health of all people. Public Health Genomics is an emerging field that assesses the impact of genes and their interaction with behavior, diet and the environment on population health.
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· Message from Dr. Muin Khoury

   Focus Areas
  Weekly Update
A weekly summary of genomics research, policy, practice and public health.
  Genomics & Your Health Genomics & Your Health
General information on diseases and conditions & links with genetics & family health history.
  Family Health History Family Health History
Using family history for disease prevention and health promotion.
  Genomics in Practice Genomics in Practice
Using genomics tools, such as genetic
testing & family history, in health practice.
  Population Research Population Research
Building genomics knowledge for better
targeted health interventions.
  Resources & Links Resources & Links
FAQs, fact sheets, and tools related to diseases and conditions, genetics, and family history.
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NEW! HuGE Navigator This reference links to a non-governmental website
This database provides access to a continuously updated knowledge base in human genome epidemiology.
CDC Celebrates 10 Years of Public Health Genomics - January 23, 2008
2008 Genomics At-A-Glance pdf only(817KB)
2007 Program Review
pdf only(1.5MB)
Obesity & Genetics
Diseases & Conditions
Public Health Genomics E-Facts
General Public

· Public Health Genomics Seminar 2007 webcasts, power points and reading materials (9 sessions)


Page last updated: September 4, 2008
Content Source: National Office of Public Health Genomics