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Medical News & Perspectives
March 11, 1998

Group Drafts Core Curriculum for ‘What Docs Need to Know About Genetics'

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JAMA. 1998;279(10):735-736. doi:10.1001/jama.279.10.735

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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