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Introduction: the Role of International Stakeholders in Genomics and Public Health

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This part describes the activities of international networks of scientists in promoting both genomics research and equitable access to its benefits. It explains role of patients and debates the merits and justifications of conducting genomics research and its links to public health. The part explores the practical, ethical, and policy justifications for the role of international stakeholders in genomics and public health. It discusses principles and methods for a framework for stakeholder involvement in deliberations at an international level. The part examines differences and explores the opportunities for international policymaking. It describes moves to establish public health genomics on an international footing, and the culmination of these efforts in the establishment of a new international network: the Genome-based Research and Population Health International Network (GRaPH Int).

Keywords: genomic research; international network; International policymaking; International stakeholders; international stakeholders patients; public health genomics; public health practice



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