Public Health Genomics Program Review
6.0 Future Directions
In 2009, OPHG will continue to strengthen its genomics translation initiative by establishing a network of government agencies, academic and research institutions, healthcare plans, consumer advocacy groups, biotechnology industries, and other organizations around common goals for using genomics in preventing disease, improving treatments, and reducing health disparities. OPHG is also more effectively using public-private partnerships in evaluating genetic tests. Additionally, OPHG will support more extensive genotyping, which will expand the human genetic variation data bank and make these data more accessible to the scientific research community.