The Broad Institute's purpose will be to fulfill the promise of the Human Genome Project (HGP) for medicine. The HGP, a 13-year international collaboration completed in April under budget and ahead of schedule, was biology's first program to create comprehensive information broadly applicable to a wide range of medical challenges. It has already had a major impact on biomedical research. The HGP, however was only the first step in creating the foundations of genomic medicine - whose ultimate promise is to transform medical practice through diagnosis and therapy based on the cellular mechanisms underlying disease, rather than the symptoms.
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