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Ronald J A Trent
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): 18.

One of the most significant medical developments in the past five years has been the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP). The first draft of the human DNA sequence is now available. The discovery of new genes for a range of human genetic disorders, as well as genes for normal traits, will have far-reaching effects on diagnosis, treatment and prevention.1

Ronald J A Trent, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, Professor of Molecular Genetics
University of Sydney at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
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