TITLE

Human blueprint: Is it better not to know?

AUTHOR(S)
Coughlan, A.
PUB. DATE
May 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/2/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1819, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on a debate over the human genome project on whether society is prepared for its consequences. Hilary Rose of the University of Bradford opposes and why; Why it should go on; Evidence that opposes the project.
ACCESSION #
9206011124

 

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