The policy of public health genomics in Italy.

Walter Mazzucco, Walter Ricciardi, Walter Mazzucco, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Bruno Dallapiccola, Antonella Agodi, Benedetto Simone, Antonio Federici, Francesca Dagna Bricarelli, Bruno Dallapiccola, Bruno Dallapiccola, Emilio Di Maria, Stefania Boccia, Domenico Coviello, Liliana Varesco, Maurizio Genuardi

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Italy has a monitoring system for genetic testing, consisting in a periodic census of clinicaland laboratory activities performed in the country. The experience is limited, however,concerning the translation of genomic testing for complex diseases into clinical practice.For the first time the Italian Ministry of Health has introduced a policy strategic plan ongenomics and predictive medicine within the 2010–2012 National Prevention Plan. Thisachievement was supported by the Italian Network for Public Health Genomics (GENISAP)and will likely contribute to the integration of public health genomics into health care inthe country. Our experience might be of interest not only in Italy, but in other high-incomecountries, struggling to keep a healthy economy and healthy citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-219
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Policy
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Health Policy

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    Mazzucco, W., Ricciardi, W., Mazzucco, W., Gualano, M. R., Dallapiccola, B., Agodi, A., Simone, B., Federici, A., Dagna Bricarelli, F., Dallapiccola, B., Dallapiccola, B., Di Maria, E., Boccia, S., Coviello, D., Varesco, L., & Genuardi, M. (2013). The policy of public health genomics in Italy. Health Policy, 110, 214-219.