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Genetic Age: A Vision

  1. Thane Kreiner

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005654



How to Cite

Kreiner, T. 2006. Genetic Age: A Vision. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Genetic information is transforming research paradigms and spawning new economic trends. Powerful technologies entering the research market have a potential impact upon many industrial segments, ultimately enabling consumers to use genetic information and the consequent understanding of human variation to enhance their quality of life. Societies must proactively address challenges such as privacy and nondiscrimination while ensuring that the Information Age's ‘digital divide’ is not reproduced as a ‘genetic gap’ in the Genetic Age.


  • genetic information;
  • human variation;
  • ‘genetic gap’;
  • GeneChip probe arrays