Justice and the Human Genome Project
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé
Publisher: University of California Press 1994
Number of pages: 178
The Human Genome Project is an expensive, ambitious, and controversial attempt to locate and map every one of the approximately 100,000 genes in the human body. If it works, and we are able, for instance, to identify markers for genetic diseases long before they develop, who will have the right to obtain such information?
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