UK Academy Offers Recommendations to 'Fulfill Promise' of GWAS | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Academy of Medical Sciences is calling for greater investment into genome-wide association studies and has offered several recommendations for ways to ensure that GWAS findings will ultimately benefit patients.

In a report released yesterday, AMS noted that "despite the many successes and exciting potential of GWA studies, there is considerable scope to further capitalize on the opportunities and secure real benefits for healthcare," though it adds that "fulfilling this promise will take time."

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