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Special Millennium Article
January 2000

Issues, Changes, and Opportunities for Dermatology in the New MillenniumInnovations and Changes in Understanding the Biology of the Skin That Will Affect Dermatology in the Next Century

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(1):57-59. doi:10.1001/archderm.136.1.57

Enormous technical progress, in essence a technical revolution, at the end of the 20th century, has introduced a new era in medicine. Molecular biology has changed our understanding of physiological and pathological processes. Characterization of the human genome has made it possible to search for specific genes of diseases. In the 21st century, it is likely that all susceptibility loci and genes responsible for diseases will be detected. Genetic counseling, which is already successfully used in several disorders, may be available for all congenital diseases.

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