Tag: genetics

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    “Computers will match us in emotional intelligence, which includes our whole moral system,” says inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Is the promise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing being oversold? What ethical and public policy concerns does selling genetic tests directly to the public raise? More

    June 11, 2010 | Comments

  • Familial DNA Testing-feat

    The practice of “familial searching” is causing a conflict between solving crimes and protecting privacy. Police can now take DNA from a crime scene and compare it to millions of DNA samples in a government database. If there is even a partial match, that could lead to the criminal by way of his or her family members if their DNA is in the database. More

    May 16, 2008 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from Dr. Francis Collins' THE LANGUAGE OF GOD: A SCIENTIST PRESENTS EVIDENCE FOR BELIEF.

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    The debate between some scientists and some religionists over creation, evolution and, among other issues, stem cell research continues. Dr. Francis Collins, who led the massive effort to discover the human genetic code, sees no conflict between the fields. From the National Institutes of Health, Collins led an international team that deciphered most of the human genetic code by the year 2000.

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    As a result of the Human Genome Project, we now know much more about a person’s medical future than ever before. But this new knowledge has given rise to many medical, legal, and ethical questions More

    August 31, 2001 | Comments

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    Researches are hopeful that mapping the human genome will lead to a revolution in biomedicine, but scientists and ethicists worry about the moral questions the new knowledge could raise.

    June 16, 2000 | Comments

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    Read the full transcript of Bob Abernathy's e-mail with Dr. Francis Collins of the Human Genome Project at the National Institute of Health.

    June 16, 2000 | Comments