Basic genetics and the Human Genome Project
Tags: HUMAN gene mapping
- Gene explorers overlook Africa. Chen, Ingfei; Franklin, Deborah // Health (Time Inc. Health);Mar/Apr95, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p19
Reports on the assertion by a immunogeneticist that the Human Genome Project failed to include a representative sample of blacks. Project coverage as presently limited to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from fair-skinned types; Planned inclusion of sample DNA from Asian peoples.
- Whither the human genome project? Sinsheimer, R.L. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p5
Highlights the issues raised by the human genome project. Access to genetic information; Eugenics.
- Mapping and beyond. // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec90, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p3
Reports that the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences convened a forum to consider the ethical, scientific, and social implications of the human genome project. Participants from thirty nations; Meeting in Japan; Broad implicit agreement of guiding principles; More.
- Valencia, 1990. Yesley, M.S. // Hastings Center Report;Mar/Apr91, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p3
Discusses a workshop held last November in Valencia, Spain whose topic was international cooperation in ethical aspects of the Human Genome Project (HGP). National scientific and social policies on the HGP; Religious considerations; Impact of HGP on medicine and biology; Keynoter, Jack...
- Whither the ELSI Program? Roberts, Leslie // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p5
Reports on the formation of an independent commission to oversee the ethical, legal, and social implications of the Human Genome Project. Budget cut on the already existing program with similar function, ELSI; Criticisms on ELSI as not being independent enough; Bureaucracy and inefficiency of...
- Research notes. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug94, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p46
Announces that the project, Clinical Priorities in the Application of Human Genome Research, of the Hastings Center has held its final meeting. What the project's final document will include.
- The West knows best? B.-J.C. // Hastings Center Report;Mar/Apr96, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p50
Reports on allegations that indigenous genetic materials have been misappropriated by Western researchers. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) refusal to endorse the Human Genome Diversity Project; Dispute concerning a cell line patented by the US...
- A surge of phallic science. Ehrenreich, B. // Mother Jones;Jan89, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p8
Opinion. A satirical look at the modern biotech industry and the need to map the human genome and the making of human copies. Questions reproduction by technological methods.
- An inevitable sequence of events. // New Scientist;2/8/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1807, p11
Observes that it was inevitable that production line sequencing of the human genome project would become removed in some way from Britain's Medical Research Council. Its move to the United States; Concerns that have been raised by the switch to a commercial venture.
- Genome project leader to stay in Britain. Brown, P. // New Scientist;4/25/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1818, p7
Reveals that fears that Britain could lose its prize genome project to the United States have been overstated, now that John Sulston, the project's joint leader, has decided to stay in Britain. Sulston's main reason for staying; Sulston as a joint leader of an Anglo-American project to...