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NHGRI in bringing a genomic approach to
the translation of genomic sequence information into health benefits.
The NHGRI brings two unique assets to
this challenge. First, it has close ties to a scientific community whose direct role over the
past 13 years in bringing about the genomic
revolution provides great familiarity with its
potential to transform biomedical research.
Second, the NHGRI’s long-standing mission,
to investigate the broadest possible implications of genomics, allows unique flexibility to
explore the whole spectrum of human health
and disease from the fresh perspective of
genome science. By engaging the energetic
and interdisciplinary genomics-research
community more directly in health-related
research and by exploiting the NHGRI’s ability to pursue opportunities across all areas of
human biology, the institute seeks to participate directly in translating the promises of
the HGP into improved human health.
To fully achieve this goal, the NHGRI
must also continue in its vigorous support of
another of its vital missions — the coupling
of its scientific research programme with
research into the social consequences of
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- Fall '14
- The Tempest