Genomics: top priority for health in poor nations
In this article, Ala' Alwan and Bernadette Modell argue that most developing countries should urgently incorporate genetic approaches — including DNA diagnosis techniques — into their health services, and that many are already able to do so.
DNA diagnosis is relatively inexpensive, helps to develop skills in molecular biology and provides a basis to develop national expertise in genomics, they say.
Link to Nature Reviews Genetics article
Source: Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 61 (2003)