Unformatted text preview: sortium, the Mouse Sequencing
Consortium and the International HapMap
Project, provide powerful new models for
the generation of public data sets with
immediate and far-reaching value. Thus,
many of the most exciting opportunities in
genomics research cross traditional boundaries of specific disease definitions, classically defined scientific disciplines, funding
sources and public versus private enterprise.
The new era will flourish best in an environment where such traditional boundaries
become ever more porous.
Although the opportunities described
here are thought to be highly achievable, the
formal initiation of specific programmes
will require more detailed analysis. The relative priorities of each component must be
addressed in the light of limited resources
to support research. The NHGRI plans to
release a revised programme announcement
and other grant solicitations later this year,
providing more specific guidance to extramural researchers about plans for the implementation of this vision. Furthermore, in
genomics research, we have learned to expect
the unexpected. From past experience, it
would be surprising...
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