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These accomplishments fulfil the expansive vision articulated in the 1988 report of
the National Research Council, Mapping and
Sequencing the Human Genome14. The successful completion of the HGP this year thus
represents an opportunity to look forward
and offer a blueprint for the future of
genomics research over the next several years.
The vision presented here addresses a
different world from that reflected in earlier
plans published in 1990, 1993 and 1998 (refs
15–17). Those documents addressed the
goals of the 1988 report, defining detailed
paths towards the development of genome835 A. BARRINGTON BROWN/SPL Francis S. Collins, Eric D. Green,
Alan E. Guttmacher and Mark S.
Guyer on behalf of the US National
Human Genome Research Institute* DARRYL LEJA A b l u e p ri n t f o r t h e g e n o m i c e r a . feature Fig 2 The future of genomics rests on the foundation of the Human Genome Project. analysis technologies, the physical and
genetic mapping of genomes, and the
sequencing of model organism genomes
and, ultimately, the human genom...
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