What Issues in Genetics Research Most Concern 13 Experts Right Now

FRANCIS COLLINS

Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

As we approach the new millennium, we face an ever-multiplying number of ethical, legal, and social challenges that arise from the rapid advances that are occurring in human genetics. The following questions seem to me to be the most urgent:

* Will effective legislative solutions be found to prevent genetic discrimination?

* Will the therapeutic promise of genetics be realized?

* How