Implications of the Human Genome Project

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The Human Genome Project (HGP), launched in 1991, aims to map and sequence the human genome by 2006. During the fifteen-year life of the project, it is projected that $3 billion in federal funds will be allocated to it. The ultimate aims of spending this money are to analyze the structure of human DNA, to identify all human genes, to recognize the functions of those genes, and to prepare for the biology and medicine of the twenty-first century. The following summary examines some of the implications of the program, concentrating on its scientific import and on the ethical and social ... continued below

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Kitcher, P. November 1, 1998.

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The Human Genome Project (HGP), launched in 1991, aims to map and sequence the human genome by 2006. During the fifteen-year life of the project, it is projected that $3 billion in federal funds will be allocated to it. The ultimate aims of spending this money are to analyze the structure of human DNA, to identify all human genes, to recognize the functions of those genes, and to prepare for the biology and medicine of the twenty-first century. The following summary examines some of the implications of the program, concentrating on its scientific import and on the ethical and social problems that it raises. Its aim is to expose principles that might be used in applying the information which the HGP will generate. There is no attempt here to translate the principles into detailed proposals for legislation. Arguments and discussion can be found in the full report, but, like this summary, that report does not contain any legislative proposals.

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OSTI as DE99000729

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  • Other Information: PBD: [1998]

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  • Other: DE99000729
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/61486--T1
  • Grant Number: AI05-92ER61486
  • DOI: 10.2172/674918 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674918
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711376

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Kitcher, P. Implications of the Human Genome Project, report, November 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711376/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.