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Human Genome Project as a Social Enterprise

  1. Philip L Bereano

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005650

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How to Cite

Bereano, P. L. 2006. Human Genome Project as a Social Enterprise. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

The Human Genome Project shows that technical developments are the products of social dynamics rather than historically inevitable ones, and that, in the society that produces them, they manifest the interests and concerns of the groups that are more powerful.

Keywords:

  • Human Genome Project;
  • ethical;
  • legal and social implications;
  • liberalism;
  • genetic determinism;
  • patents