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Subject: 	NHGRI Planning White Papers Now Available for Comment
Date: 	Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:26:36 -0500
From: 	AEGuttmacher (NIH/NHGRI) <[log in to unmask]>
To: 	AEGuttmacher (NIH/NHGRI) <[log in to unmask]>

Dear Colleagues,


The National Human Genome Research Institute has embarked on a
long-range planning process focused on the future of human genome
research.  To kick-start a conversation among our community, we have
posted three white papers on our website to start the conversation on
the following topics: diagnostics, preventive medicine, and
pharmacogenomics; therapeutics; and education and community engagement. 


These white papers are available for viewing and comment at
http://www.genome.gov/About/Planning.  We invite your review and comment
in two phases.  /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.  /Phase 1/ will continue through January
30, 2009.  Once the questions are refined, /Phase 2/ will commence and
collect community input regarding how best to answer the questions,
probably starting in mid-February 2009 and continuing through mid-April
2009.  Other white papers on other topics may be added as the process


To stimulate discussion, comments received will be anonymously posted
for viewing.  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.


We encourage you to participate in this important discussion and look
forward to your input.  Since we would like this to be an inclusive
process, please share this announcement with any colleagues who may be
interested in participating.




Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D.

Acting Director

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH


Jodyn Platt
Assistant Director
Life Sciences and Society Program
University of Michigan School of Public Health
109 Observatory, Suite 4605
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
Telephone:  (734) 647-4571
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