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Vol. 13, No. 4, 2010
Issue release date: April 2010
Public Health Genomics 2010;13:256–266

On Track? Using the Human Genome Epidemiology Roadmap

Little J. · Hawken S.
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

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This paper considers the potential value of genomic information, comments on the nature of evidence about this potential value, particularly on genetic association studies, points out the need for a roadmap, outlines steps in a roadmap that was developed within the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet), discusses progress with these steps, and comments on future directions.

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