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Through The Lens Of The Sequence, Ellen Wright Clayton Jan 2001

Through The Lens Of The Sequence, Ellen Wright Clayton

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

The completion of the rough draft of the human genome is a scientific feat worthy of celebration. But the media attention that has been devoted to the Human Genome Project demonstrates that most people are not as interested in what the sequence is as in what it means for individuals and for society, for good or for ill. My purpose in writing this essay is to discuss how the project was conducted here in the United States, and some of the implications of knowing the sequence (or more aptly, a sequence).