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Human Genome Project: Reassessment and Philosophical Analysis

  1. Michael Ruse

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003446.pub2

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Ruse, M. 2007. Human Genome Project: Reassessment and Philosophical Analysis. eLS. .

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  1. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

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Abstract

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