The fruit of the Human Genome Project are only beginning to be harvested.
It has now been clear for some time that information sciences and computing are
an integral component to a successful harvest. However, the challenge of computational
analyses of genomic data sets parallels but is dwarfed by those of clinical informatics.
At the core of these is the Human Phenome Project: the systematic characterization
of human phenotypes across populations from conception to death. The Human Phenome Project
will require novel technical solutions, a few of which will be presented, and significant
adjustments in the healthcare delivery process.