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What is a genome?

  1. Sep 28, 2004 #1
    In your opinion, do you think it is safe or dangerous to share genome data? What are the advantages and disadvantages of sharing genome data? Looking forward to your replies..Thank you.. :shy:
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2004 #2

    cronxeh

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    Since there is an enormous amount of information, this project needs to be a trully international effort. Pharmacologists can use this data to design drugs and prolong, create, or help sustain life

    Advantages:
    some mad scientist anywhere in the world could do research based on this data and further explore the field and publish his findings for a greater good of humanity

    Disadvantages:
    same mad scientist can patent a genetic cure from cancer and hike up the prices (although intellectual property is essential for breakthroughs in sciences, etc). or in our day and age, some terrorist can design a trully incurable virus and cause world-wide pandemic
     
  4. Sep 28, 2004 #3

    chroot

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    In my opinion, information itself is never inherently good or bad.

    - Warren
     
  5. Sep 29, 2004 #4
    Thank you very much to the both of you.. :smile:
     
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