Ethical Aspects of Human Genome Mapping and Sequencing

  • V. Pačes
Conference paper

Abstract

Present methods of molecular cloning and DNA sequencing are so advanced that the determination of the complete nucleotide sequence of the human genome is nearly possible (Cantor 1990; Watson 1990). Several meetings and discussions have been devoted to strategies suitable for such a huge project, to technical problems associated with it and to plans about how to organize it. Less attention has been aimed at ethical problems and security aspects of human genome mapping and sequencing. The information obtained from such a project would be overwhelming, and we can certainly think of a number of ways it could be used and misused.

Keywords

Human Genome Complete Nucleotide Sequence Ethical Aspect Human Genome Project Yeast Artificial Chromosome 
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