Native American Public Telecommunications



Mapping the Human Genome (7/3/00)

Date of this Version

July 2000


Geneticists have proclaimed that they have successfully mapped out the entire human genome, which they say could lead to medical breakthroughs. But there are fears that the genetic database could be misused by biotech corporations and rogue scientists. Native peoples also expressed concerns that their DNA could end up as a commodity on the open market or used in animal experiments. Guests include Debra Harry of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Bio-Colonialism and Dr. Jonathan King, Professor of Biology at MIT.

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