Contributors: Jan. 11, 1999

BARRETT SEAMAN and PHILIP ELMER-DEWITT, who co-edited this week's comprehensive 44-page report on the future of medicine, boast impressive resumes in such projects. Seaman, TIME's special-projects editor, has overseen two recent special issues on medicine and last October's look at a week in the life of a hospital. Elmer-DeWitt, TIME's science editor, has written cover stories on gene therapy and cloning. But when they began framing the topic of this issue, they realized they would need expert assistance. "We decided to focus on genetics, which is the area of research likely to have the greatest impact on how medicine is practiced...

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