The proposal, submitted by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), offers the following scope statement: Standardization in the field of human phenome. The proposal includes the following definition and clarifications:
Human phenome is defined as the complete set of all human characteristics and is determined by the interaction between genes and the environment.
Human phenome includes many characteristics, from macro- to micro-scales, external appearance to internal functions, and biochemical characteristics to psychological behavior, among others.
The proposal excludes the following fields covered by existing international technical committees:
ISO TC 276, Biotechnology
ISO TC 215, Health Information
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37, Biometrics
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29, Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia, and Hypermedia Information
ISO/TC 249, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Additional information is provided in the proposal document.
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