AS HUMAN GENOME Project researchers race to complete the mapping and sequencing of all human genes before the target date of 2005, geneticists and education experts are pursuing a pressing goal of their own: helping physicians whose training included little background in genetics to incorporate genome research findings into clinical practice.
To this end, a working group of board-certified clinical geneticists and specialists in curriculum development convened by the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, NM, has drafted guidelines for a core curriculum for practicing physicians that makes recommendations for specific content areas about which all physicians need to be knowledgeable.
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