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Roundtable Forum

The Human Genome Initiative: Issues and Impacts
  • Benjamin J. Barnhart
  • Francisco J. Ayala
  • Thomas H. Murray
  • Walter Gilbert
  • James C. Cassatt
  • Mark W. Bitensky
Conference paper
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 46)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Medical Student Human Genome Human Genome Project Moral Significance Defective Gene 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin J. Barnhart
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Ayala
    • 2
  • Thomas H. Murray
    • 3
  • Walter Gilbert
    • 4
  • James C. Cassatt
    • 5
  • Mark W. Bitensky
    • 6
  1. 1.Office of Health and Environmental Research OHERU.S. Department of EnergyUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeneticsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  3. 3.Center for Biomedical EthicsCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Biological LaboratoriesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  5. 5.National Institute of General Medical SciencesBethesdaUSA
  6. 6.Life Sciences DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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