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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 (flybase.bio.
indiana.edu), WormBase (www.wormbase.
org) and Online Mendelian Inheritance in
Man (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim). 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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