Genetic Approaches to Noncommunicable Diseases

  • Kare Berg
  • Victor Boulyjenkov
  • Yves Christen

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About this book


This book presents reviews on recent developments in human genome research and their possible application to the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. The progress made in understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of a number of diseases of later life, e.g. heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cancer, has illustrated that genetic factors and genetic predisposition are very important. Actual and potential applications of new genetic technology for improving health, which raise not only scientific but also ethical and social issues, were therefore considered at the joint WHO/Fondation IPSEN meeting in St. Petersburg in December 1994. The proceedings of this meeting are published herein. There is a need for international collaboration in improving genetic health education at all levels, and in improving health through genetic approaches.


DNA DNA analysis DNA-Analyse Präventivmedizin cancer ethics gene therapy genes genetics genome human genetics human genome research molecular genetics prevention preventive medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Kare Berg
    • 1
    • 4
  • Victor Boulyjenkov
    • 2
  • Yves Christen
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Medical GeneticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Human Genetics ProgrammeWorld Health OrganizationGeneva 27Switzerland
  3. 3.Fondation IPSENParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of Medical GeneticsUlleval University HospitalOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64662-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61028-8
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