Unformatted text preview: cit in its expectation that the human genome sequence
would lead to improvements in human
health, and subsequent five-year plans
reaffirmed this view15–17. But how this will
happen has been less clearly articulated.
With the completion of the original goals
of the HGP, the time is right to develop
and apply large-scale genomic strategies
to empower improvements in human
health, while anticipating and avoiding
Such strategies should enable the research
community to achieve the following:
◆ Identify genes and pathways with a
role in health and disease, and determine how they interact with environmental factors.
◆ Develop, evaluate and apply genome- BOX 5 Ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI)
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