That dance between genes and environment is the focus of a burgeoning field of public health research—one that could someday have a big payoff. By revealing the biological underpinnings of disease, it could bring new and improved methods to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Ultimately, it could help corroborate and refine—or, perhaps, rewrite—many of today’s standard public health recommendations. “We are not just doing basic science. We are addressing important public health problems from a fresh perspective—using genomic and mechanistic studies,”

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