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Unformatted text preview: s often given less attention. Both the scientific community and the funding agencies must recognize that investment in the creation and maintenance of effective databases is as important a component of research funding as data generation. The NHGRI has been a major source of support for several major genetics/genomics-oriented databases, including the Mouse Genome Database ( aboutMGD.shtml), the Saccharomyces Genome Database (genome-www.stanford. edu/Saccharomyces), FlyBase (, WormBase (www.wormbase. org) and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man ( The NHGRI will continue to be a leader in exploring effective solutions to the issues of integrating, displaying and providing access to genomic information. Ethical, legal and social research The NHGRI’s ELSI research activities will increasingly focus on fundamental, widely relevant, societal issues. The community of scholars and researchers working in these social fields, as well as the scope of issues being explored, need to be expanded. The ELSI research community must include individuals from minority and other communities that may be disproportionately affected by the use or misuse of genetic information. New mechanism...
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