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Consequences of the Human Genome Project for Medicine and Society w/ Dr. Francis Collins



Lecture: Consequences of the Human Genome Project for Medicine and Society by Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Institute

Many consider the Human Genome Project the greatest scientific adventure humankind has ever undertaken. As the leader of the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium that published the initial sequencing and analysis of the human “instruction book” in February 2001, Dr. Collins will review some of the surprising findings. He will also forecast the impact of this information on the future of medicine, and discuss some of the challenging ethical, legal and social issues raised by this accelerated pace of human biological self-understanding.

This lecture is from the 2002 National Youth Science Camp. Hosted in Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia since 1963, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities. Typically, two delegates are selected to attend camp from each state and the District of Columbia. In partnership with the U.S. State Department, we also host international delegates. Past countries represented include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago. Housing, meals, transportation, and supplies are provided to participants at no cost. Learn more at nysf(dot)com.

00.00 Introducing Dr. Francis Collins
02.09 Lecture Introduction
04:12 Current State of the Human Genome Project
07:35 The Two Universal Principles of Human Genetics
10:02 Understanding the the Human Genome Project
46:28 Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
58:23 Questions
1:14:48 Dr. Francis Collin Song

Lecture Date: 07/09/2002

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