The intersection of genomics and big data with public health: Opportunities for precision public health

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The intersection of genomics and big data with public health: Opportunities for precision public health
Muin J. Khoury, Gregory L. Armstrong, Rebecca E. Bunnell, Juliana Cyril, Michael F. Iademarco
| published 29 Oct 2020 PLOS Medicine
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003373
Summary points
:: The field of precision public health (PPH) has emerged as a response to the increasing availability of genomics, biobanks, and other sources of big data in healthcare and public health.
:: The field has evolved starting with genomics to include multiple practical applications such as pathogen genomics that address population health.
:: PPH can expand understanding of health disparities, advance strategic public health science, and demonstrate the need for innovation and workforce development.
:: In the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era, rapidly evolving scientific innovation can have a long-lasting impact on PPH beyond the pandemic.
:: Further developments in PPH will require global, national, and local leadership and stakeholder engagement.