Biology Faculty Articles

Title

Genomic Prospecting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1995

Publication Title

Nature Medicine

ISSN

1078-8956

Volume

1

Issue/No.

8

First Page

724

Last Page

744

Abstract

The importance of preserving biodiversity extends beyond the discovery of new drugs to understanding how other species have dealt with medical problems we currently face.

There is no shortage of incurable diseases. Cancer, autoimmune disease, emerging viruses and parasites, degenerative pathologies like arthritis and Alzheimer's disease and over 2,000 hereditary diseases drive an US$11 billion National Institutes of Health budget to resolve the physiologic bases, to clone the genes and to move beyond symptomatic treatment for fatal and debilitating conditions that fill our hospitals.

Comments

©1995 Nature Publishing Group

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7353-8301

ResearcherID

N-1726-2015

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