One community’s effort to control genetic disease

A field action report published by the Clinic in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)

Drs. Strauss, Puffenberger, and Morton were recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, outlining the Clinic’s unique model of care and the financial outcomes for the communities we serve. Dr. Strauss surmises, “Systems of medical care that allow clinicians and molecular biologists to work side-by-side at the appropriate scale, concerned foremost with the care of patients, are a means to ensure that affordable gene-based methods become a sustainable force in medical practice. Critics who argue that social and cultural factors dictate what represents ‘appropriate technology’ in any particular setting should remember that persons born with serious genetic lesions are victims of chance and should have preferential claim to the practical benefits of scientific progress.”

Visit the AJPH website or download the report.