Human Genetic Individuality and Risk Assessment
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The decline of infectious diseases and malnourishment in the Western world has made for greater attention to birth defects, genetic diseases, cancer, and various chronic diseases of later life. Good evidence exists for the involvement of various environmental agents in the etiology of many of these diseases. However, the exact contribution of environmental insults to the total health burden is poorly understood. The public is informed about ever more environmental or dietary substances which are said to cause cancer, birth defects, or other maladies and many people are alarmed about the possibility of deteriorating health condition in our society.
KeywordsG6PD Deficiency Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Atom Bomb Survivor Enzyme Variation Human Genetic Variation
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