DNA Quote: Former Surgeon General Dr. Richard H. Carmona

DNA Quote: Former Surgeon General Dr. Richard H. Carmona

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted May 30, 2008 in DNA Quotes and Excerpts

surgeon general richard carmonaFrom a Dr. Val Jones interview of Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, MD who served as Surgeon General from August 2002 to August 2006:

This tool [U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative] helped people to begin identifying their risks based on a good family history – which busy docs don’t pay enough attention to anymore. When you know your history, genomics becomes valuable. If we can characterize disease, then we can search for potential genetic loci to help explain what’s going on and take a preventive approach to modifying the person’s environment to mitigate risk.

HT: Kevin, MD

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