Predictive Genetic Testing: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice

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Science  24 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5338, pp. 602-605
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5338.602

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As increasing numbers of genes are identified and associated with human diseases, researchers are considering how to bring their discoveries from the research bench to the clinic. Holtzman, Murphy, Watson, and Barr, who were part of a Task Force on Genetic Testing sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Energy, discuss policies for regulating the development of genetic tests so that the full potential of gene discovery to help the general population can be realized.

  • Consultant to Oncormed, a company that provides genetic tests.

  • Member of the board of the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

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