Future of Genome Sequencing White Papers
The National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) has started a planning process on the future of genome research. A number of white papers on various topics will be posted in the coming months; four are now available for your comment regarding the following: diagnostics, preventive medicine, and pharmacogenomics; therapeutics; genome sequencing; and education and community engagement.
White Paper #1: Applying Genomics to Clinical Problems — Diagnostics, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacogenomics
White Paper #2: Applying Genomics to Clinical Problems — Therapeutics
White Paper #3: A Vision for the Future of Genomics: Education and Community Engagement
White Paper #4: The Future of Genome Sequencing
Phase 1, open now, will collect community thoughts solely on the questions posed in the white papers, aimed at ensuring we are asking the right questions. The deadline for Phase 1 comment on any of the white papers is February 27, 2009.
Once the questions are refined based upon the comment received, Phase 2 will collect community input regarding how best to answer the questions, probably starting in mid-March 2009 and continuing through mid-May 2009. Other white papers on other topics may be added as the process continues.
Comments received through this white-paper process will be used to generate topics for further planning activities and workshops, which will be held in 2009 and 2010.