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Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

John R. B. Lighton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

The measurement of metabolic rates is important in many areas of science. Examples range from ecology through a broad spectrum of physiological disciplines to biomedical fields such as genetic ... More


Models of public health genetic policy development

Benjamin S. Wilfond and Elizabeth J. Thomson

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a history of policy development for genetic services in the United States. It includes a discussion of early genetic screening programs, a review of part policy statements ... More


Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, and Elizabeth Thomson (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

With the accelerating discovery of human genes, public health professionals are increasingly confronted with a large body of scientific information that will guide public health action. Because the ... More


Public health assessment of genetic information in the occupational setting

Paul A. Schulte and D. Gayle DeBord

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Genetic information refers to information about genes, gene products, or inherited characteristics that may derive from an individual or family member. In the workplace, genetic information is ... More


Twenty‐First‐Century Insurance Issues

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses two issues that will assume increasing salience: the impact of genetic screening on insurance markets and problems of long‐term‐care insurance. Genetic screening affects the ... More


Genetics and prevention effectiveness

Scott D. Grosse and Steven M. Teutsch

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter is intended to help the reader critically evaluate quantitative prevention-effectiveness studies in genetics and to understand their uses and limitations. No prior knowledge of ... More


Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis: A paradigm for public health genetics policy development

Philip M. Farrell, Michael R. Kosorok, Michael J. Rock, Anita Laxova, Lan Zeng, Gary Hoffman, Ronald H. Laessig, and Mark L. Splaingard

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter illustrates how scientific studies can be used to facilitate public health policy decisions, particularly those concerned with newborn screening programs. More specifically, it reviews ... More


Lessons learned from newborn screening for phenylketonuria

Kenneth A. Pass

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the lessons learned from newborn screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in the U.S. Newborn screening is, conceptually, a simple public health program with well-defined goals. The ... More


Newborn screening for sickle cell disease: public health impact and evaluation

Richard S. Olney

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a broad overview of public health aspects of newborn hemoglobinopathy screening in the United States, with special emphasis on epidemiologic efforts to evaluate pediatric ... More


The genetics and evolution of flowering time variation in plants: Identifying genes that control a key life history transition

Joshua A. Banta and Michael D. Purugganan

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The ecologically appropriate timing of flowering is a crucial life history in plants, and marks the transition from vegetative to reproductive stages in the life cycle. This chapter discusses the ... More


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