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The Genome Program's Conscience

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Science  25 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5287, pp. 488-490
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5287.488


A research program on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genome studies, launched as an “afterthought” to the Human Genome Project, is now the world's biggest bioethics program. Experts are divided, however, on how effective the program has been in helping develop policies to guide the genetics revolution.