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Human Genome Project, HUGO and Future Health Care

  1. Gert-Jan B van Ommen

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005177

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van Ommen, G.-J. B. 2006. Human Genome Project, HUGO and Future Health Care. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

The Human Genome Project and the publication of the human genome sequence have opened the possibility of an entirely new approach to healthcare, based on the genotype of the individual. However, this approach is fraught with ethical problems, among them the risk of widening the gap between haves and have-nots both globally and within any one country.

Keywords:

  • human genome project;
  • healthcare;
  • pharmacogenomics;
  • bioinformatics;
  • nanotechnology;
  • automation