Science and Ethics • Human Genome project: 1990-2003 at the time it was funded by the department of energy and the national institutes of health. It would improve disease diagnosis, detecting disease, gene therapy, creating designer drugs, understanding motivations; strengthen forensics, and making humanity healthier. • Genetic discrimination: someone is treated unfairly because of what your DNA says about you. Bill Clinton in 2000 signed an executive order decree that prohibited federal departments using genetic information for hiring or promotions. 2008 – George W. Bush created GINA, genetic information non-discrimination ac. A law that all employers and insurers are barred from using genetic information to discriminate. • Biological Determinism: Eugenics, social Darwinism, intelligence is determined from birth, ties into social welfare. If environment cannot help you then why pay for social
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