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Unformatted text preview: de between portraying
a broad view of the future of genomics
NATURE | VOL 422 | 24 APRIL 2003 | www.nature.com/nature feature
research and focusing more narrowly on the
specific role of the NHGRI. Recognizing that
researchers and the public are more interested in the promise of the field than about the
funding source responsible, we have focused
here on the broad landscape of scientific
opportunity. We have, however, identified
the areas that are particularly appropriate for
leadership by the NHGRI throughout this
article. These are generally research areas
that are not specific to a particular disease or
organ system, but have broader biomedical
and/or social implications. Yet even in those
instances, the word ‘partnership’ appears
numerous times intentionally. We expect to
have partnerships not only with other public
funding sources, such as the other 26 NIH
institutes and centres, but also with many
other governmental agencies, private foundations and private-sector organizations.
Indeed, public–private partnerships, such as
the SNP Con...
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