Advocates of projects to map the human genome claim that the information produced will illuminate the causes of human disease, improve treatment and, in general, increase our health and well-being.
While concerns about the costs of mapping and the possible discriminatory and eugenic applications of the information it will provide have received some attention, assumptions implicit in the biomedical discourse in which its « benefits » are proposed and which are shaping definitions of illness and health, normality and abnormality, have not yet been adequately analyzed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carte génétique, Génome, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Biologie moléculaire, Génétique, Exploration, Homme, Gène
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetic mapping, Genome, North America, America, Molecular biology, Genetics, Exploration, Human, Gene
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0199975
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 199406.