Shaping science policy in the age of genomics

Richard R. Sharp, Michael A. Yudell, Samuel H. Wilson

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The potential of genomic technologies for improving the diagnosis and treatment of many human diseases will not be fully realized until several ethical, legal and social issues are addressed by effective science policy. We believe that more widespread public debate and subsequent policy action are urgently required. Here, we discuss several mechanisms by which this might occur. We propose an independent genome policy organization as an additional approach to promoting informed science policy in the age of genomics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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