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The human genome project: evolving status and emerging opportunities for disease prevention

Leslie Fink and Francis S. Collins

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780195128307
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0003

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

The human genome project: evolving status and emerging opportunities for disease prevention

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the history and accomplishments of the Human Genome Project. It then considers the implications of gene discovery for understanding human genetic illness and the study of complex disorders. This is followed by discussions of new technologies for genetic analysis and risk assessment and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic knowledge.

Keywords: human genome; DNA; gene mapping; genetic analysis; human illness

Chapter.  6122 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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