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1. General Term: HGP
HGP Human Genome Project (also Human Genome Initiative). Started in 1988, the
scientific goal is to map and sequence the human DNA . It has a current annual
U.S. budget of $200 million with a fifteen-year timeline and a $3 billion
2. Genetics Topic: Genetics Research
the Human Genome Project (HGP ), sometimes referred to as
the Human Genome Initiative (HGI). Started
in 1988, HGP is a big science project, international
in scope, involving numerous laboratories and associations of
3. Intro Topic: Genetics
over a fifteen year period. HGP
research in the US is coordinated at the National Human Genome Research
Institute, located at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
gained by HGP researchers and by other gene
4. Divine Action Topic: Peters, Ted. Playing God with Our Evolutionary Fu...
the Human Genome Project (HGP ). The aim of the HGP
is new knowledge and the betterment of human health, but the germ-line debate
is over taking actions now that might potentially improve the health or relieve
the suffering of people who do not
5. Genetics Topic: Treating Faulty DNA
look forward to
the advances HGP will bring for expanding this important work.
Yet, the ethically minded stop short of endorsing genetic selection
and manipulation for the purposes of "enhancing" the
quality of biological life for
6. Genetics Topic: Where Does the Church Stand?
among possible HGP repercussions, discrimination: the suffering
and/or hardship that may result for persons with late-onset disease
like Huntingtons or Alzheimer s disease, or with a
genetic predisposition to
7. Genetics Topic: Genetic Discrimination
promises for a better life, HGP could
inadvertently add a whole new class of poor and uninsured people.
Preventing Genetic Discrimination
8. Interview: Ted Peters
HGP Ethical Research
A Cautious Optimism
Is DNA sacred?
Is Genetic Engineering 'Playing God?'