Genetic and social environment interactions and their impact on health policy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Payne, PW; Royal, C; Kardia, SLR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S95 - S98

PubMed ID

  • 17766800

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-5480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-151X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5435/00124635-200700001-00020


  • eng