Title

Genetic and social environment interactions and their impact on health policy

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2007

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Volume

Volume 15, Supplement 1

Inclusive Pages

S95-98

Keywords

Health Policy; Social Environment; Medical Education; Genetics

Abstract

Genetic and social factors are not as separate as once thought. Researchers within the social sciences are beginning to realize that genetics and the social environment interact synergistically to affect health behaviors and outcomes. This way of thinking is leading to new research models and is influencing the development of research initiatives. The importance of this gene–social environment paradigm is evident in current and proposed health policies, and future research likely will spur further questions related to various areas of public policy.

Peer Reviewed

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