Human Genome Project: Reassessment and Philosophical Analysis


Since the discovery of the structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule, scientists have attempted to map the human genome. Completion of the project forces us to face the new task of deciding what to do with the information we have acquired.

Keywords: gene; human; disease; DNA; morality

Further Reading

Michael AP (2005) Understanding the Human Genome Project, 2nd edn. San Francisco: Benjamin‐Cummings.

Francis C (2005) The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. New York: Free Press.

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Ruse, Michael(Sep 2007) Human Genome Project: Reassessment and Philosophical Analysis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003446.pub2]