Metaphors of Morality in the Human Genome Project

Alice Domurat Dreger, in Controlling Our Destinies: Historical, Philosophical, Ethical, and Theological Perspectives on the Human Genome Project, edited by Philip Sloan [U. Notre Dame Press, 2000], pp. 155-184.

A lot of folks don’t know how controversial the Human Genome Project was at the outset. This article looks at the political rhetoric that was used (particularly by James Watson) to sell the HGP to Congress. It includes some great pictures.

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