Unformatted text preview: even to the extent of understanding more
fully how we define ourselves and each other.
In the next few years, society must not only
continue to grapple with numerous questions
raised by genomics, but must also formulate
and implement policies to address many of
them. Unless research provides reliable data
and rigorous approaches on which to base
such decisions, those policies will be illinformed and could potentially compromise
us all. To be successful, this research must
encompass both ‘basic’ investigations that
develop conceptual tools and shared vocabularies, and more ‘applied’, ‘translational’
projects that use these tools to explore and
define appropriate public-policy options that
incorporate diverse points of view.
As it has in the past, such research will
continue to have important ramifications
for all three major themes of the vision presented here. We now address research that
focuses on society itself, more than on biology or health. Such efforts should enable the
research community to:
◆ Analyse the impact of...
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This document was uploaded on 04/02/2014.
- Fall '14
- The Tempest