Biology TOK: Human Genome Project
Posted by Biology HL on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 06:45in
The Human Genome Project was an international endeavour, with laboratories throughout the world collaborating. However, there were also efforts in some parts of the world to gain commercial benefits from the outcomes of the project.
The data from the Human Genome Project can be viewed in different ways: it could be seen as a complete account of what makes up a human, if one takes a reductionist view of life, or, alternatively, as merely the chemical instructions that have allowed a huge range of more significant human characteristics to develop. This could lead to a discussion about the essential nature of humanity.
How do I view Human Genome Project? The data from the Human Genome Project can be viewed as an outbreak in scientific world, particularly in genetics. Human genome project can create greater benefits and milestone for scientist to develop genetics, however, if applied to the society, the genome project can brings up pros and cons. The cons, for an example would be some people are unable to afford the cost to in human genome project. Although it has a lot of benefits, but the benefits cannot be equally distributed in the society.