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Mapping Our Genes: Genome Projects: How Big, How Fast.

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By the Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment. . 218 pages. The Johns Hopkins University Press; , Baltimore: , 1988.. $30.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(8):687-688. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-8-687_3
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This report from the Office of Technology Assessment describe clearly and in adequate detail for nonspecialists and the general public the methods for gene mapping, the applications of mapping in biology and medicine, the controversial issues, efforts in this field by other countries, and options for action by Congress. Highly recommended to readers who wish to be informed on this important field of research and what it could mean for the practice of medicine. (EJH)




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