Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
For many, the word genetics or, better still,
the words genomics and genetic
epidemiology conjure up a particularly complex, yet important and exhilarating,
area of science. This perception is largely attributable to the accomplishments
of Watson and Crick in the 1950s and more recently to the Human Genome Project
and the promise of a new era of disease prevention that lies in the wake of
their discoveries. Yet, much work is to be done if human genome data are to
be translated into preventive action at the population level.
Franks PW. Genome Epidemiology. JAMA. 2004;292(3):385-386. doi:10.1001/jama.292.3.385