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Human Genome Project: Importance in Clinical Genetics

  1. Peter FR Little,
  2. Rohan BH Williams

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005485

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Little, P. F. and Williams, R. B. 2008. Human Genome Project: Importance in Clinical Genetics. eLS. .

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  1. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008

Abstract

The Human Genome Project is impacting upon clinical genetics by defining the complexity of genes in humans, by developing technology at ‘genome-wide’ scale, by underpinning the search for the genetic origins of complex disorders and by driving the development of new sequencing technologies of great power. Here we review these developments and argue that the greatest benefit of the Human Genome Project is yet to come.

Keywords:

  • genome;
  • common genetic disorders;
  • personal genome;
  • genome scale;
  • DNA arrays;
  • predictive genetic information