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May 16, 2001

Translation of Genomic Research Into Health Care

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(19):2447-2448. doi:10.1001/jama.285.19.2447

To the Editor: Drs Collins and McKusick predict that the Human Genome Project will lead to individualized prevention and therapy.1 However, the rate of new gene discoveries seems to be outpacing the ability to use genetic information to benefit health. To close this gap, we see a crucial role for public health research in the 21st century, especially in the following 3 areas.