ANALYSIS (part 1) — Human Genome Project: big deal or big hype?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–It was all over the news recently — the completion of the initial sequencing of the human genome. What does it mean? Is this bad news or good? An M.D./Ph.D. posting his comments online wrote this: “These are just sequences, folks. Even after we identify the proteins they encode, it may take thousands […]
ANALYSIS (part 2) — Human Genome Project: exploration or exploitation?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–On June 26, President Clinton, British Prime Minister Blair and both of the key scientists involved in the research announced the completion of the initial sequencing of the human genome. We explored the “up” side of this great accomplishment in an initial column. But what about the cautions? What are the dangers? As […]