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November 11, 2008

The millstone of

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 11, 2008 08:31 AM

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first program to be axed:

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Human Genome Program devoted 3% of its annual Human Genome Project (HGP) budget toward studying the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) surrounding the availability of genetic information. Some of these projects studied potential effects of ELSI, and others sought to educate professionals through literature, conferences, workshops, and multimedia. Among the programs funded by DOE ELSI were educational materials for physicians, educators, students, clergy, and judges and other legal professionals.

DNA studies do not indicate that separate classifiable subspecies (races) exist within modern humans. While different genes for physical traits such as skin and hair color can be identified between individuals, no consistent patterns of genes across the human genome exist to distinguish one race from another. There also is no genetic basis for divisions of human ethnicity. People who have lived in the same geographic region for many generations may have some alleles in common, but no allele will be found in all members of one population and in no members of any other.

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/minorities.shtml

Posted by: meleager99 [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2008 01:26 PM

I can't believe that got published in an actual newspaper!!

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2008 02:47 PM