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Ethics of the Human Genome Project

Ethics of the Human Genome Project
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Key Info
  • Ethics of the Human Genome Project
  • Duration: 05:48
  • Presenter Liz Bonin interviews Craig Venter about the Human Genome Project. The interview begins with an explanation of the term 'genome' before discussing the achievements of the Human Genome Project. While the potential benefits in terms of developing preventive medicine are huge, this also raises ethical issues. Published as part of the Bang Goes the Theory website: bbc.co.uk/bang/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Genetics

  • Keywords: Human Genome Project, genome, genetics, ethics, biology, health, BangGoesTheTheory
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used as a follow up to a lesson on the Human Genome Project, as an introduction to the uses and ethics of the project. It could be used to trigger a class debate.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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