Sunday, October 2, 2011

Richard Resnick on the Genomic Revolution

Richard Resnick weighs in on moral issues associated with the genomic revolution. A decade has passed since our 2 cornerstone readings for this week were published, and the consequences of the Human Genome Project are unexpected and varied. Resnick goes through some of the reasons why this information has transformed our society (mostly through medicine) for the better. On the flip side he evaluates the realized negative consequences of this information, and predicts imminent problems that we, as citizens of humanity, will soon face. Can you think of anything that he did not cover in this talk that you feel exemplifies either the 'pros' or 'cons' of the genomic revolution?

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