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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st CenturyUsing Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease$
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Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, and Elizabeth Thomson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.001.0001

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

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

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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century
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Leslie Fink

Francis S. Collins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0003

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

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