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Use of DNA sequencing for noncommunicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries' primary care settings: A narrative synthesis.

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Summary of "Use of DNA sequencing for noncommunicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries' primary care settings: A narrative synthesis."

To present a systematic narrative review, informed by international experience, on the use of genomic analysis technologies in the primary care of noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCDs) during the last 20 years.

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Name: The International journal of health planning and management
ISSN: 1099-1751
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