collins_genomicsNature2003

Collins_genomicsNature2003

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Unformatted text preview: defining membership in a minority group. Because uses of genomics outside the healthcare setting will involve a significantly broader community of stakeholders, both research and policy development in this area must involve individuals and organizations besides those involved in the medical applications of genomics. But many of the same perspectives essential to research and policy development for the medical uses of genomics are also essential. Both the potential users of non-medical applications of genomics and the 843 feature public need education to understand better the nature and limits of genomic information (Box 6) and to grasp the ethical, legal and social implications of its uses outside health care (Box 5). Grand Challenge III-2 U n d e rs t a n d t h e re l a t i o n s h i p s b e t w e e n g e n o m i c s , r a c e a n d e t h n i c i t y, a n d t h e c o n s e q u e n c e s o f u n c o v e ri n g t h e s e r e l a t i o n s h i p s Race is a largely non-biological concept confounded by misunderstanding and a long history of prejudice. Th...
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