Rody P. Cox
Cox RP. Reviews, Notes, and Listings: Genetics: Gene Mapping: Using Law and Ethics as Guides. Ann Intern Med. 1993;119:351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-119-4-199308150-00041
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(4):351.
George J. Annas and Sherman Elias; eds. 291 pages. New York: Oxford University Press; 1992. $39.95.
The objective of the Human Genome Project is to prepare a physical map of the DNA in each human chromosome that will provide high resolution landmarks for gene localization and eventually a sequence of the human genome. This project will identify and localize the more than 50 000 genes that humans possess. The results will have a major impact on clinical medicine. This book deals with the important ethical and legal problems resulting from this new knowledge. The ability to determine human genetic constitution provides unparalleled opportunities as well as the threat of misuse.
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