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Ethical Concerns About Human Genomics

How did the Human Genome Project attempt to deal with the social and ethical issues that were bound to arise from the sequencing of the human genome?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The ways in which the Human Genome Project attempt to deal with social and ethical issues that emerged due to human genome sequencing.

Introduction: Human Genome Project was developed in 1990 in the United States. The Human Genome Project aimed to sequence the entire DNA of the human genome. The information of the entire DNA can be used to identify and map thousands of genes present in the human genome and to establish their functions.

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Human Genome Project established a program known as ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications) to deal with the ethical and social issues that emerged from human genome sequencing...

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