Defining the spectrum of genome policy.

Journal Article (Review)

Many achievements in the genome sciences have been facilitated by policies that have prioritized genome research, secured funding and raised public and health-professional awareness. Such policies should address ethical, legal and social concerns, and are as important to the scientific and commercial development of the field as the science itself. On occasion, policy issues take precedence over science, particularly when impasses are encountered or when public health or money is at stake. Here we discuss the spectrum of current issues and debates in genome policy, and how to actively engage all affected stakeholders to promote effective policy making.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haga, SB; Willard, HF

Published Date

  • December 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 966 - 972

PubMed ID

  • 17139328

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-0056

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nrg2003

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England