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Unformatted text preview: k e i n f o r m e d d e c i s i o n s a b o u t p a rt i c i p a t i o n i n g e n o m i c s r e s e a r c h a n d t o i n c o r p o r a t e t h e f i n d i n g s o f s u c h re s e a rc h int o t h e ir o w n h e a lt h c are . B o t h gro u p s m u st b e k n o w l e d g e a b l e t o e n g a g e pro fit a b ly in d is c u s sio n a n d d e c isi o n - m a k in g a b o u t t h e s o c i e t a l i m p li c a t i o n s o f g e n o m i c s . Pro m isin g m o d e ls f or g e n o m i c s a n d g e n e t i c s e d u c a t i o n e x i s t (s e e , f o r e x a m p l e , w w w. n c h p e g . org), b ut t h e y m u st b e e x p a n d e d a n d n e w m o d e l s d e v e l o p e d . W e h a v e e n t e re d a u n i q u e ‘ e d u c a b l e e r a ’ re g a rd i n g g e n o m i c s ; h e a l t h pro f e s sio n a ls a n d t h e p u b li c are in cre a sin gly i n t e re s t e d i n l e a r n i n g a b o u t g e n o m i c s , b u t i t s w i d e s p re a d a p p li c a t i o n t o h e a l t h i s s t ill s e v e r a l © 2003 Nature Publishing Group y e ars a w a y. F or g e n o m i c s - b a s e d h e a lt h c are t o b e m a x i m a l l y e ff e c t i v e o n c e i t i s w i d e l y f e a s i b l e , a n d f o r m e m b e rs...
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