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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.


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Do you think we will ever find a cure for cancer?
     Dale Lea, R.N., M.P.H., C.G.C., F.A.A.N.: Developing genetics, health education and community involvement programs and resources, and translating genetic and genomic information for the public. Researchers are working very hard to find cures for cancer. As a result of human genome discoveries, there are now more treatments that are specific to a person's type of cancer and the mutations that are present. To learn more about cancer research that is leading to cures for cancer go to www.cancer.gov.
Maple Shade High School in NJ (10th grade student)


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