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PERSONAL GENOMES: NO BAD NEWS?
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2010
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Special Issue: 25th Anniversary Issue
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 62–65, February 2011
How to Cite
CHADWICK, R. (2011), PERSONAL GENOMES: NO BAD NEWS?. Bioethics, 25: 62–65. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2010.01879.x
- Issue online: 22 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2010
- Human Genome Project;
- genetic determinism;
Issues in genetics and genomics have been centre stage in Bioethics for much of its history, and have given rise to both negative and positive imagined futures. Ten years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, it is a good time to assess developments. The promise of whole genome sequencing of individuals requires reflection on personalization, genetic determinism, and privacy.