HUMAN GENOME: Is Society Ready for Unlocked Secrets?
The quest to map the human genome has been described as "a race to the starting line." Now that the line has been reached with the announcement of a completed first draft, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker looks at some of the hard questions that society will face as more becomes known about the role of genes in predicting disease and human behavior.
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