Human Genome Project Update

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Scientists announce that they have found a gene for a common age-related eye disease, macular degeneration. In the years since the Human Genome Project began, many announcements of new gene findings have held out the potential of future medical advances. How far does 'finding a gene' go towards actually developing a treatment?

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Josephine Hoh, assistant professor, epidemiology and public health, Yale University

Stephen Daiger, professor, Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

Huntington Willard, director, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy Duke University

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