The Department of Energy’s (DOE) human genome project started about a year and a half ago with the first Santa Fe workshop in March of 1986. Fifty experts in fields, such as genetics, molecular biology, mathematics, and informatics, convened in Santa Fe. The consensus of that workshop was that proceeding with the human genome project was feasible and desirable for DOE. Desirable from the point of view that pursuing this project would provide the Department with the state-of-the-art capabilities to pursue their charge to investigate the potential health effects of radiation and energy derived chemical insults.
KeywordsMedical Student Human Genome Human Genome Project Moral Significance Defective Gene
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