From genomic databases to translation: A call to action

Bartha Maria Knoppers*, Jennifer R. Harris, Paul R. Burton, Madeleine Murtagh, David Cox, Mylène Deschênes, Isabel Fortier, Thomas J. Hudson, Jane Kaye, Klaus Lindpaintner

*Corresponding author for this work

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The rapid rise of international collaborative science has enabled access to genomic data. In this article, it is argued that to move beyond mapping genomic variation to understanding its role in complex disease aetiology and treatment will require extending data sharing for the purposes of clinical research translation and implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-516
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Biomedical Research
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Databases as Topic
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genome, Human
  • Genomic Library
  • Humans

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