Friday, February 18, 2005

NPR's "Drafting a Genetic Map of Human Diversity"

In "Drafting a Genetic Map of Human Diversity," NRP reports that a new genetic map "will help determine who will benefit from drugs and who won't." What if researches find out that no one will benefit?

This NPR audio track discusses the ethical implications of the new map as much as its medical applications.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Dad is working on a masters in bioethics. He'd find this most interesting but I think I'll email him the link after the stress level around the house lessens (if it ever does). At any rate, who's to say they are creating this map for the purpose of matching drugs to people better? What it sounds like is a good start on the designer baby idea.