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Genomics and World Health

Report of the Advisory Committee on Health Research


Annotation This report published by the World Health Organization focuses on concerns, possibilities and expectations for the use of new genomic knowledge for improving world health. The study also illustrates the complex scientific, economic, social, and ethical issues raised by the announcement of the first successful sequencing of the human genome in 2001. Chapters include the potential of genomics for health care; potential risks and hazards of the application of genomics; and ethical issues in genetic research, screening, and testing, with particular reference to developing countries. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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